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Name of Activity:

Super Sneaker Award

Purpose of Activity:

To motivate the students to remember to wear their tennis shoes.

Prerequisites:

1.) Knowledge of why it is important to wear the proper shoes to class. 2.) Knowledge of how to encourage classmates.

Suggested Grade Level:

K-2

Materials Needed:

Poster Board to chart each class/at the top of the poster I have in bold, colorful print, "SUPER SNEAKERS". Each classroom teachers name is listed on the left hand side of the chart.

Description of Idea

Each time a class comes to the gym, I make a quick check of everyone's feet. If everybody in the class has on their tennis shoes - they get a sticker on the chart. When their class receives 5 stickers, they get a "Fun Day". This is a day where I set up various stations that they can rotate to throughout the class period. At the very beginning of the year, I let the students know how important it is to encourage their classmates to wear tennis shoes-instead of getting angry with those who forget. If a student forgets one time...it usually doesn't happen again!

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Submitted by Lisa McKnight who teaches at Highland Oaks Elementary in Memphis, TN. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 3/24/2002.

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Jonas Stevens

The problem in elementary school is that some of the students wear what their parents told them to wear. So this method punishes the whole class for a choice that maybe the student did not make, but their parents made it for them.

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