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Walk to Jog

Dwayne Bahe,   Studebaker Elementary School
Physical Activity Participation
The students are getting more physical activity during recess and class. We set up a course for students to walk or jog on the school grounds. The students then decided to have a friendly competition by getting permission to time each other and adding things to jog or walk around, like an obstacle course outside. When inside due to weather, we jog, walk , and run intervals for an activity.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Students at first just walked. Then as time went on the teacher gave them watches to keep time and record how they did, inside or outside.

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

Since physical activity at school is ongoing, we simply select a certain time to do the activity or a certain amount of laps. Student numbers have increased. In fact, some students do it at home.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

The improvements were that more students were getting involved. An example was the use of the watches and timing. At first, some students were not sure how many intervals they could do in a certain amount of time. So now, some of those students built some confidence and get more laps in whereas before, it was a fewer number of laps