Title of Bulletin Board:
Mileage Club Heroes Go the Distance
Suggested Grade Level:
poster board paper, ellison cutter, construction paper
This bulletin board is a motivational board to encourage walking/running during daily recess for 2-5 graders. The activity encompasses the Chesapeake Public Schools Health and Physical Education Curriculum Overview 2.3, 3.3, 4.3 and 5.3 by Expressing a Willingness to be Physically Fit. Our school theme this year is “Super Heroes”. 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 the students 2-5th 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. Some teachers keep their class cards on a ring binder to save time. Each time a student completes a ¼ mile their teacher initials a foot on the card. A completed card is 5 miles. Once they complete 5 miles they receive a foot charm, and their super hero figure goes on to the “Super Hero Shelf” . Each additional 5 miles they receive another charm and they move to the next shelf. Each time they move up a shelf( 5 miles), their superhero “evolves”. First, their superhero gets eyes, then a mouth, then a power arm, cape, water bottle, and finally their actual picture on their superhero. If they complete 35+ miles they will attend a special super hero party at the end of the year. They love the charms, and the teachers like the fact that the kids are staying busy during recess. This is a great way to incorporate daily fitness for life, and the students don’t even realize it! They love watching their own superhero develop.