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PSSA Workout Routines

Alyssa Hunter,   Wattsburg Area Ms
Physical Activity Participation
My Fuel Up group created 3 different workout routines that would be done during the weeks of PSSA's to get the entire school up out of their seats and moving before sitting for 2 hours during the tests. We created PowerPoint slideshows that were given to each homeroom teacher to show their class so they could follow along with the routines. The slideshows included the exercise, how long they would perform the exercise, a picture of the exercise, and an explanation of its benefits.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Each of my Fuel Up kids went to a homeroom to lead the exercises. We needed all teachers in the building to play the slideshows during the routines as well as help supervise the students to make sure they were following along. Even some of the teachers joined in! We needed and obtained permission from the principal to take 10 minutes of everyone's morning to present and lead our routines to the school.

How did you accomplish your goals?

Our goal was to create a workout routine that everyone in the school could participate in before the start of PSSA tests. We accomplished and even exceeded our goal by creating 3 different workout routines and making slideshows then went along with each routine, including every exercise for everyone to follow along to.

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

After presenting the workout routines to the school, administrators wanted this to be part of our daily morning routine. Our plan is to create shorter, 5 minute workouts, one for each day of the school week, and make them into slideshows that all homeroom teachers can present after morning announcements. Another idea is to do the workouts in the middle of the day during our enrichment time to give students a nice brain boost.