March Forward 2016
On Friday, March 4th, 2016, teachers across Rockland County will engage students in physically active "brain breaks" throughout the school day. In doing so, they will teach a valuable lesson: there is a vital connection between physical activity, learning and health!
The March Forward Message:
- Physical activity helps you look and feel your best.
- Being physically active and physically fit helps you do better in school.
- It is a great way to make friends.
- Children & teens should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day.
Physical Activity Brain Breaks: A Resource List for Classroom Activities.
- Elementary School (Let's Move Active Schools/Alliance for a Healthier Generation).
- Go Noodle (short movement break videos for children (K-5) to follow along to).
- Keen Cat Exercises (teacher-led simple movements K-5).
- Secondary School (Let's Move Active Schools/Alliance for a Healthier Generation).
- 3-minute Brain Breaks (quick brain teasers with movement that can be adapted for elementary and secondary).
- North Carolina Energizers (Classroom energizers K-5 and middle school by subject).
- Active Academics A resource for classroom teachers to provide practical physical activity ideas.
- Alliance for a Healthier Generation Fit for a Healthier Generation Video Series.
March Forward was created by the Steering Committee of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition. Data collection materials and technology is created and maintained by the following School Coalition community partners: Rockland 21st Century Collaborative for Children and Youth (Rockland 21C), Rockland County Department of Health and Rockland Teachers' Center.
For more information about March Forward, email the School Health Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (845) 364-2360 at the Rockland County Department of Health.