Run Around Florida
- Angela Beebe, Longwood Elementary School
- Physical Activity Participation
Last year we had a Read/Run Marathon, for which students read 26 books and then ran 26 miles. To enhance our running program this year, we included a Run Around Florida competition. Each grade level runs on Wednesday around our track. We mapped the distance around Florida and use the combined mileage of each grade level to see how far they have run. The distance is plotted on the map in the hallway, with each grade level distance marked. We also keep a graph of student mileage for all to see. So far we are almost around the tip of Florida. Students have enjoyed seeing how far their grade has run.