ERIC Number: ED242660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
It's "Funner" to Be a Runner Physical Education/Classroom Program.
Saccone, Peter P.
A K-6 physical education/classroom program is presented which is designed to promote cardiovascular fitness and respiratory efficiency along with physical, mental, emotional, and social health. It is pointed out that this program costs little, is appropriate for all ages, is simple to put into effect, can be interdisciplinary, and can be extended outside of the classroom. The program is divided into the following three segments, of which one or more may be used: (1) the physical education segment (walking, running, or jogging during physical education class); (2) the classroom segment (integration with subject areas); and (3) the outside school segment (running in weekend road races). A letter to educators, a detailed introduction, and specific steps for implementation are included. Material in the appendix includes a sample letter to parents, names and addresses in the San Diego area where race entry forms are obtainable, the availability of a videotape of this program, and a sample of the "It's Funner to be a Runner" T-shirt design. This document was selected by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Task Force on Public Confidence as descriptive of a promising practice or exemplary project worthy of highlighting for the California educational community. (EM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cajon Valley Union School District, El Cajon, CA.
Identifiers: PF Project; Respiratory Sytstem; Walking
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