Laps for Success
- Beth Marrie, Cobbet Elementary
- Physical Activity Participation, Teamwork
We are an inner city school with 650 students. I introduced my students to "Laps For Success," a running/walking challenge to do laps before school, during recess, or after school. The students record their laps on a monthly tally sheet. At the end of each month, I tally up the sheets and the class that has recorded the most laps wins an extra gym time, which gives the teacher an extra prep period, and the class gets to keep the Gold Sneaker Award in their classroom for the month. For each mile, the students earn an individual sneaker token to wear on a chain.