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Are We There Yet?

By
Jen Mau,   Riverdale El
Play:
NFL Play 60 Challenge
Topics:
Physical Activity Participation
Are We There Yet?
Our FUTP 60 crew found out the distance to Lambeau Field and back was 350 miles.  During four weeks of physical education class, every class, 2nd through 6th grade, performed the 5 minute endurance challenge. The 5 minute stop watch would be up on the wall u sing the projector and students would start at the start line moving around a lap outlined by cones. They could walk, run, skip, or gallop. The teacher would use a counter to count the students' laps as they passed the line. At the end of the 5 minutes, total laps were recorded along with the number of students there that day. Each week, the class with the best percentage would be hung on a sign near the entrance along with the total number of laps with all the students per week. At the end of the four weeks, our FUTP 60 crew calculated total laps completed. They used a special formula of 20 laps to equal one mile. The four weeks ended and the students were so proud they passed the goal of 350 miles. The kids loved this warm up activity and still request it!!

How did you accomplish your goals?

Students met on Mondays to work together calculating all the results.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

Our challenges were snow days, so we just had to go over by a few days in the extended week.

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

Students loved the warm-up activity and got excited when they walked in the gym and saw the 5 minute timer up on the wall!! Woot Woot!