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Cami Mitzen,   Garden Lakes Elementary School
Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership,  Teamwork
Here at Garden Lakes some of our Student Ambassadors have been going above and beyond on their Plays. I have a success story to share about BreElle Mitzen and Elijah Smith. They have been leading the Play, In-Class Activity Breaks in their classroom. Each week they make an "Adobe Voice" video for their class. When their teacher says, "BreakGROUND", the kids know it's Fuel Up to Play 60 time! That's when the excitement begins with being active, recharging their minds and doing it in an up beat fitness fun way.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

The teacher and kids decided as a team to make the Play on a reward base system. Each week they pick the most positive and on-task student for the week. Then he or she has the opportunity to be part of making the video with BreElle and Elijah.

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

The word is getting out at our school. We are having more teachers and kids showing up to our DBackBlasters#1 Club for Fuel Up to Play 60. They are eager and ready to make their own In-Class Activity Break videos. It's break ground time!

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

As the kids are getting older and cooler, it is a challenge to get everyone involved. BreElle and Elijah thought outside the box and incorporated mainstream up beat music. This Play is exciting, motivating and stimulating for the kids and their teacher!