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Teacher: Allen Russell who teaches at Columbine Elementary School in Grand Junction, CO. Allen Russell can be contacted at

Name of Best Practice: All School Health and Wellness Fair

Rationale/Purpose of Event: To invite local health and wellness professionals to the school for the purpose of providing students with additional information that is directly linked to curricular objectives in health, physical education and wellness.

Suggested Grade Level: K-5

Materials Needed: Audio visual equipment and other materials as required by presenters.

All School Health and Wellness Fair

Preliminary work begins by locating and inviting local health professionals to come and speak with the children. The presenters are assigned a room and the students move from room to room with their classroom teacher. Physical education and music also have presenters or present themselves to allow teachers to maintain planning time. Presenters are asked to provide supplementary material that can be used as a way to follow-up with students.

At Columbine Elementary School this event takes place during heart month and is met with great appreciation by teachers, parents, and students.

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Posted on PEC: 9/18/2001 and has received 165 votes.

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