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Are You Fitter Than A Fifth Grader?

By
Jennifer Safi,   PS 59 WILLIAM FLOYD SCHOOL
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I got the whole school and community involved. Teachers and parents would come to me during and after school to ask how they could improve in a component of fitness. The event was fifth graders against teachers, parents, third and fourth graders.

How did you accomplish your goals?

My goal was to get students excited about the FitnessGram and fitness unity we were about to start. I wanted to challenge my students to do better than last year, and I knew the best way to do that would be to make it a contest. Students didn't win a prize, but they won bragging rights and, without realizing it, a better-working body.