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Morning News-ercise!

Jessica Kempcke,   West Bay Elementary School
Morning News-ercise!
We began this as a way to communicate to our school that we were kicking off the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. We met and assigned a calendar of exercises and people to lead each exercise. In our school, we watch the morning news put on by the fifth graders and we included two challenges. One challenge focused on nutrition, one focused on fitness. We split up and two of us would go down to be on the news and share the challenges. Our favorite day of kickoff was for each class to plank longer than their teacher and to drink all of your milk at lunch. We also had a challenge where we moved all recess without stopping. Since the kick off meeting, we decided that this was a fun way to get the students and teachers moving in the morning. We meet and discuss what exercise to do each day and who will go down to the news to lead it. We have been doing the news-ercise program since December.

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

We attempted to create a calendar for the newscast kids to do on air. They struggled with knowing how to demonstrate and what to say. We then met and decided to do it ourselves and have news-ercise led by Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassadors and created our calendar to share the role.