PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: How Far Can We Travel?

Category: Pedometers

Suggested Grade Level: All

Materials: Paper, Facts Printed Out, Document Viewer To Trace Map


Our board serves as an interactive way to teach students about the importance of fitness and attaining a group goal. Our mission was to gain 4,876,000 steps which would take us across the U.S., from New York to California. Our steps were tracked as classes came to Physical Education, and attached their pedometer. Each week, the bulletin board featured the amount of steps each grade level accumulated for that week, helping us to reach our goal. Our goal was tracked via a visual map representation using push pins and yarn, as well as in a graphic representation as seen on the right side of the board.

Our goal was also to have our teachers get more fit, and so they helped us reach our goal as a school by writing in how many steps they earned in a week (most of our teachers used their own fit-bits!).

In the end, we did reach our goal and this cumulative activity and interactive bulletin board kept students motivated every time they entered the gym. In addition, it helped students understand how many steps they should be taking each day, and helped them understand how to set group goals.

Additional Information:

These are the facts that were featured:

Get the Facts!
-2,000 steps = 1 mile
-It's recommended you walk at least 5 miles a day. That's 10,000 steps!
-How many steps long is a marathon, if a marathon measures 26.21875 miles?

We also included our goal on the bottom.

How Far Can We Travel? Image

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Submitted by Austin Dougherty who teaches at Manhattan Charter School in Blue Point, NY. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 6/8/2016 9:24:28 AM. Viewed 1825 times since 6/7/2016.

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