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Pledge for an EDGE at Edgewood Elementary

By
Joe Gallo,   Edgewood El Sch
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Topics:
Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership,  Success with Funds
Pledge for an EDGE at Edgewood Elementary

Our Fuel Up to Play 60 team members chose a set of Brain Breaks to share with our classrooms. Each pair of students visited lower grade rooms to get the teachers and students active! The team also asked for a PLEDGE for an EDGE commitment. They are asking the teachers and students to take 3-5 minutes or more to move before every test from now until the end of the semester. We expect that they will love moving so much, they will keep it going all year long! The teachers and students who were visited loved the chance to get up and move.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Students and Program Advisors discussed which brain breaks would be simplest, quickest, and most fun! The plan was to get everyone excited about the idea enough to keep doing it all year. Benefits were shared with principal and teachers about class movement.

How did you accomplish your goals?

The Fuel Up to Play 60 team met and decided who would visit rooms and present the activities. They practiced their movement breaks and words. Then team members went and shared how easy, exciting, and very little time it takes to move a little bit each day. We played!

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

The pledge extends until the end of the semester. Reaction has been terrific and our hope is that everyone will see brain breaks are fun and useful. We decided to make "Activity Break" cards so that teachers have new ideas. More reminders and visits too!