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5 Minutes of Movement

By
Tyler Hetland,   Eagles Elementary
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Physical Activity Participation
5 Minutes of Movement

We encouraged our staff to do at least a 5 minute movement break each hour. We all know that schedules get busy and tight, but our staff does a great job of making time for these all important movement breaks.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Our students have favorites on GoNoodle.com that they love to use. Without the cooperation of teachers, the students would not be able to do these videos. Teachers and students team up to pick videos that will best fit them. The staff participates with the students in the breaks to help boost their brain functioning, allowing our staff that be at the top teaching level.

How did you accomplish your goals?

I have explained the importance of movement to the teachers and what research says about moving and brain function. We have all sat for a long time, expected to pay attention. If educators cannot do it, how can we expect our students to do the same?

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

We will continue using brain breaks and gonoodle.com, but we want more websites that offer brain breaks. Some of those sites require a subscription. We also want to provide equipment (weighted balls, scarves, etc.) for teachers to be able to use.