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WB Travis Elementary Partners with High School Career Technical Education

Jaime Reyes,   Travis Elem
In-Class Physical Activity Breaks — Good For Mind and Body
Physical Activity Participation
W.B. Travis has continued to implement physically active classrooms with our Career Technology Education High School by participating in Brain Breaks in the classroom in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. The CTE high school students and our elementary students are physically active and talking about the Fuel up to Play 60 program. Our teachers play Go Noodle and videos that catch the students' attention and integrates academic subjects with movement education. The high school students are leading the movement videos on campus every time they visit. Our goal is to increase movement and activity in the classroom twice daily. The Brain Break activities also contribute to the Fuel Up to Play 60 program recommendation of sixty minutes of physical activity per day.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

It has been great having CTE students and adults working together as a team to implement videos in the classroom. Through collaboration from all district stakeholders, we implemented a plan that would benefit both the Travis students and CTE students by being physically active. Team work has made Brain Breaks a daily activity and has given CTE students and our Travis Elementary students the opportunity to be active in and out of the classroom.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

The challenge our school faced was making sure the videos were appropriate for each of the grade levels, and making sure that all classroom teachers had choices of videos that motivated students to be active. The staff was trained on how to create a Go Noodle account and save their favorite videos in the Go Noodle’s account. The committee also realized that academic subjects were targeted by using Go Noodle video’s played in all classroom.