Student Led In-Class Physical Activity Breaks
- Hugh Brockway, Lovettsville Elementary School
4th and 5th grade Student Ambassadors at Lovettsville Elementary created class sets of in-class physical activity breaks. Students wrote down simple exercises and movements on colorful craft sticks that their classmates can use to help get the "wiggles" out from time to time. After completing the class sets, small groups of Student Ambassadors went to every classroom to demonstrate how the activity break works. They showed that one student will draw a craft stick, read what the movement is, then the teacher puts some music on for 30 seconds to a minute while everyone does the movement at their desk/chair. Then, another student will draw a craft stick and repeat. After several have drawn, everyone gets back to work until the next break. When the demonstration was over, the Ambassadors left a class set of the craft sticks ready for use anytime the students needed a physical activity break.