Check out this warm-up idea that my friend and co-worker, Mrs. Bradley, thought of a few years ago. We call this the "Minute Running Club", and it's a great way to teach jogging, pace, and endurance to elementary students.
We use this warm-up for the month before our fitness testing (March). Begin by explaining to your students that they will be working on building endurance by jogging (without stopping to walk) for a specific time. On day 1 you will have the students jog for 1 minute. Day 2, the students will jog for 2 minutes, day 3 for 3 minutes, etc. We build up to a 5 minute jog.
Watch the students as they jog to see who is able to jog without stopping. At the end of the warm-up, any student who does not stop to walk may sign the poster (pictured below is the 3 and 4 minute posters). Also, I give these CERTIFICATES to students at the end of class if they earn them. The certificates are a GREAT motivator!
For more P.E. Certificates - click here!
|The top (white) certificates are the minute club certificates. The bottom are other certificates I have for sale: click here. I like printing certificates on bright colored paper!|
|1/2 Mile Run Certificate - prints 4 per page.|
|My favorite - Sparkle Note - positive note home for P.E. students!|
|Mrs. Bradley's Minute Club posters hanging in the gym.|