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Our goal is increase student participation, increase positive behaviors, and achieve movement goals. We want to unite to our school through running and walking!

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RUN AROUND THE WORLD!

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School:
Midtown Academy 
Subject:
Health/P.E. 
Teacher:
Hayley Buchanan 
 
Brandon Wells 
Students Impacted:
315 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
August 31, 2021

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Only $919.20 Needed

 

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Goal

Our goal is increase student participation, increase positive behaviors, and achieve movement goals. We want to unite to our school through running and walking!  

 

What will be done with my students

Students will be given a lanyard and an individual QR code that will track their miles completed throughout their Physical Education time. Every 5 miles they run or walk, they will earn a toe token. Top names and classes will be displayed monthly for all to see. All classes will be working together to travel around the world. 

 

Benefits to my students

Physical activity is an important component of a healthy lifestyle for adults and kids. Kids should participate in 60 minutes of exercise per day. Research has shown that students who do brief bursts of exercise before taking tests score higher. In addition, regular activity breaks during the school day can help sharpen students' abilities to focus and stay on task. Incorporating weekly run/walk activities will only benefit students.

Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, kids who are physically fit sleep better and are better able to handle physical and emotional challenges.

Running is a great activity to help kids build endurance, which is developed when kids regularly engage in aerobic activity. Running offers kids the sense of freedom and the sense of reward and achievement when they finish.

Kids who are active will have stronger muscles and bones, be less likely to become overweight, decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and have lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Like so many individual sports that rely on self-motivation and hard work to achieve success, running teaches kids self respect, commitment and builds self-esteem, all of which are important values for kids to learn and build on in their lives.
 

 

Describe the Students

Our entire school does cultural arts, we have half of our school in gifted studies, and 1/4 of our school in a literacy intervention program. Essentially, this means we have ESE, low and high performers at all levels of our school. We are excited to see every student, every day at PE! We know walking and running is something everyone can do and enjoy! 

 

Budget Narrative

The EZ Scan package allows us to have up to 500 students participate. This means we can get staff involved, as well. The subscription come with lap counting technology. Students scan QR Codes to record laps completed. It provides mileage data, stats, charts, and award tracking. It also includes, some extra toe tokens, toe token case, poster, map, and fun fitness book.

The majority of the budget will be spent on toe tokens that we will be able to use for years to come!

The golden shoe award is given to the student in each grade with the top miles for the entire school year.

This is all used to motivate, compete for the monthly top 3 toe token per grade, and cooperate with the entire school through our travel around the world initiative.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Mileage Club with EZScan - 500 students $250.95
2 LaceLink Lanyards (500) $200.00
3 Toe Tokens (Various Colors) (4,000) $432.45
4 Golden Shoe Award (20) $35.80
  Total: $919.20

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