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Once again this year, I’ll be creating a monthly take-home fitness challenge for my students. The goal is to introduce a variety of exercises and routines that are quick, easy, and fun to perform, yet challenging enough to increase heart rates and help build strength. Ultimately, promoting lifelong fitness and its countless health related benefits will hopefully be a main take away for our students and families.
For the month of September, students will be challenged with an AMRAP (as many repetitions as possible). I will spend the week prior to the challenge discussing the workout and practicing the four exercises that make up the AMRAP during PE class. This allows me to help them with form before setting them off to do the workout at home. I also encourage the students to teach their parents the workout. Many parents inform me that they too take the monthly challenges!
At the end of the month, students turn in their calendars. In return they each receive an award certificate with either a gold, silver or bronze sticker and a plastic shoe token.
For an editable copy, click Back to School Challenge.
For and editable copy of the award certificate, click Back to School Challenge Certificate.
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This is awesome – Thank you so much!
On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 10:32 AM, Keeping Kids in Motion wrote:
> jcahill posted: “Once again this year, I’ll be creating a monthly > take-home fitness challenge for my students. The goal is to introduce a > variety of exercises and routines that are quick, easy, and fun to perform, > yet challenging enough to increase their heart rates and h” >
My pleasure. Be sure to follow my blog to get the new challenge each month.
I love this idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing this. Do you have a copy of the bronze, silver & gold certificates that you give out after completing the challenge?
I usually draft them toward the end of the month. It’s always based off the same look of the challenge on the blog post. I stick a 2 inch gold, silver or bronze sticker on each one based on how many days they complete the challenge
Thanks for sharing. Great idea. I like take home fitness ideas!
Thanks for the comment. Follow this blog to get each challenge for upcoming months.
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Great idea and thanks for sharing!
Sounds great! I will be sharing with my students this week!
Excellent idea…especially for my grade 5 class. We’re all about beating our own scores.
Do you have a certificate template for the challenge, that you could share?
Haven’t made it yet but will update this post when I do.
Great idea! Was thinking about sharing some fitness ideas for kids. Will definitely use this. Thanks for sharing and drop by anytime http://www.fitenix.com