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Reading and Fitness Challenge

Carri King,   Banneker Elementary School
Community Playtime – It’s Good for Everyone
Community Involvement
On March 2nd, all of Banneker's third to sixth graders are going to the MAIA Men's Basketball Tournament in KC. The students had to read 15 books and fill out a fitness log to earn a free ticket to the game. They will get to meet players, band members, cheerleaders, and a sports author. Then at 12:00 we will see a game. This is a great way to get everyone thinking about college.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Our FUTP 60 Team meets 4 times a year. The first meeting we plan activities for the school year like field trips, guest speakers, Bike and Walk to school day, Field Day, Celebration with Fresh Fruit and Smoothie Day. This year we added two fund raisers for autism by promoting bowling and volleyball against the staff. Later in the year we will do basketball.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Students ask about events and talk about fitness and health. Their conversation is more about how they treat their bodies.

How did you accomplish your goals?

FUTP 60 encourages us to keep on track. The students see the posters that promote 60 minutes of exercise. They also see the Farm to School Dairy posters and remember our Make Mine Milk Video in Health.