- Shane Valdez, J. Sterling Morton Elementary School
- Physical Activity Participation
At Morton, we are on a rotating Wednesday schedule. I use our Wednesdays in P.E. to educated students on fitness components. The students participate in different stations that encourage a healthy lifestyle as well as increase Fitnessgram scores. These are all activities the students can practice at home. I use technology to film kids and help show them what they are doing well or can improve on. We talk about being motivated to be healthy and that working hard pays off. My students always come ready to work on Wednesdays. They push themselves because they want to see growth and show improvement. They make me extremely proud. We also spend time discussing why these stations are similar to lifelong activities and how they relate to a class you may join at the gym as an adult. It's amazing being able to witness small minds understanding the big picture. Fitness is a way of life.