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Walk across Idaho class challenge

By
LuJean Tallman,   Rimrock Elementary School
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Walk across Idaho class challenge

Our school has a walking path and we do an individual walking challenge for students, but the participation had dropped off. We decided to add a class challenge to this. A local sign company created and donated a banner of Idaho with all of the teachers listed and the 305 miles it takes to cross Idaho marked. Each Monday we collect the students' walking punch cards and update the banner to show how many miles their class has walked. We do drawings with small healthy prizes each week to keep the kids excited. When we started we had less then 50 kids walking at recesses - we now have hundreds walking each week!

What improvements have you seen at your school?

We had less then 50 students using the walking path on a weekly basis - we now have hundreds walking each week!