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Brain Gym/Brain Breaks

Deandra Yarbrough,   Kujawa Elementary School
Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership,  Teamwork

Since beginning Fuel Up to Play 60, Kujawa Elementary has vowed not only to get the recommended 60 minutes of exercise a day but to also incorporate Brain Breaks into our class rotations. Brain Gym is a 15-minute workout done in the morning before breakfast. It consists of exercises and movements the whole school participates in at one time. Also during the regular rotation of the day, teachers stop instruction to give their class a chance to get up and get moving, allowing the blood to flow and reach the brain. The teachers and students really enjoy how fun and energetic the whole school is.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

The energy of the school and the overall behavior of the classes when we started the program.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Students and teachers worked together to come up with different activities to help total environment.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We achieved our goals by being determined to get up and exercise.