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One Student at a Time

By
Barbara Bouck,   High Lakes Elementary School
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Physical Activity Participation,  Student Leadership

One of my third grade students started a walking club with her class this past February. She made a flyer, met with the principal and talked her teacher into giving up her lunch time one day a week so the class could go for a walk during lunch recess. She did this all without coming to me for advice or even asking for acknowledgement! The class did this for a month and it was very successful. Thanks, H, for encouraging physical activity at our school!

How did students and adults work together as a team?

The teacher helped the student with the flyer and got parent permissions to go for the walks. The principal supported this event.

How did you accomplish your goals?

Students were excited to have lunch time with the teacher. They liked the permission to go walk around the neighborhood off of school grounds.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

This particular class is very supportive of each other and seems to have a better understanding of physical activity outside of the actual physical education class time. It helped them meet The national standard #5: Recognizing the value of physical activity.