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Title of Bulletin Board: Walking/Jogging Motivational Board--Jumping Hurdle

Category: Motivation

Suggested Grade Level: 3-5

Materials: poster board paper, construction paper


This bulletin board is a motivational board to encourage walking/running during daily recess. The activity encompasses the Chesapeake Public Schools Health and Physical Education Curriculum Overview 1.3, 2.3, 3.3, 4.3 and 5.3 by Expressing a Willingness to be Physically Fit.

We have a quarter mile course set up in the back of our school where students can walk/jog during recess. This activity is completely optional for students’ 1st -5th grade. If interested, a student gets a Mileage Card. Each card has 20 markings “feet” on the card, (each foot represents ¼ mile,) an area for the students name and teacher. The cards are kept in an index file box, next to the recess doors. When a student completes a ¼ mile their teacher initials a foot on the card. A completed card is five miles. Once they complete five miles they receive a foot charm and their name goes up over the first 5 mile hurdle. The hurdles are numbered by 5’s up to 100. Each time they finish 5 miles they move up a hurdle.

Above the hurdle chart there is a thermometer for each class. Attached to each class are ribbons with each student name on a ribbon in the baggie. When a student finishes their first 5 miles, their name is pulled out of their class baggie and they are put on the track with hurdles. The ribbons are updated daily as students complete 5 miles. The thermometers are updated monthly with a class competition.

To construct the hurdle jumps, I used poster paper to make a long track. I made hurdles out of poster board, and numbered them by 5’s to 100. The ribbons for the students names where made out of dye cuts. (A different color for each class.) The thermometer chart was selected from clip art and printed on an 11x14 card stock.

The hurdles are updated daily/weekly, and the thermometers are updated monthly. The program will run through the whole school year.

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I added the thermometers as a class competition since I have had the walking program for several years. It's been real fun seeing the teachers get their classes involved, especially since the winning class receives an extra day of PE.

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Submitted by Karen Davis who teaches at Hickory Elementary School in Chesapeake, VA. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 12/20/2016 10:34:05 AM. Viewed 1641 times since 12/18/2016.

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Justin Cahill

This is AWESOME! I appreciate the time and effort you put in for your students. You school is fortunate to have you on their team.