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Success has a BEGINNING......

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Kathy Houston,   Pheasant Ridge Primary School
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It all starts with teaching. It all starts with awareness. It all starts with creating an interest. It all starts with knowledge. It all starts with learning. It all starts with putting it to practice. It all starts with creating a habit. It all starts with becoming a routine. It all starts for the benefit of the most important commodity.....the children.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Success stories stem from preparation. Success is becoming comfortable presenting a lesson. The presentation is verbal, offers an important concept of movement skills, entertaining, knowledge-based and simplistic and understood. Success is the knowledge. Success is the great desire for active fun and fitness. From Physical Education to messages shared by staff, weekly announcements and our Physical Education footnote to bond the teaching and learning creates ongoing awareness and communication.

How did you accomplish your goals?

Seeing my students listen intently, or logically, with a few redirections. Seeing my students follow directions. Seeing my students perform. Listening to my students retell and share a story with other students, teachers, and at home with family anchors the knowledge and increases their excitement and learning. And, of course, mine as well. Success is the students wanting more.

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

Physical Education and Health tied to Fuel Up to Play 60 and other learning tools creates the teaching and learning bond to enhance all aspects of Physical Education and Health. Each create the foundation for basic life skills. Gradually, all of the knowledge guides the practice through understanding, sharing, retelling and DOING to create habits as routine. Look at the faces of three to nine year olds who want to know more and can share that the heart and brain work together...THEY MAKE IT HAPPEN.