15 May Slice of Life: Do You Play for 60 Minutes Each Day? #SOL18
We spend a lot of time in different schools. When a display stops us in our tracks we take note!
It’s not a food pyramid it is an activity pyramid. A sign in a school that asserts moving is important is not something we see or a message we hear most days. More often we experience shortened recess, kids being asked to sit still, and physical education being cut to once per week. Research overwhelmingly demonstrates the importance of movement for learning. It only makes sense we teach our students why movement matters just as we do with food choices.
While we are all for movement and activity, we have to admit they had us at play. What a great question? We think each of us needs to ask this question every day. It is about more than moving – it implies it is important to have fun, explore, connect, experiment, be creative, be engaged and experience joy. We think telling kids they have to play for sixty minutes for their health is brilliant!
We don’t know about you, but we plan on taking this advice. How would you spend your 60 minutes of play?
And now … the winners of last week’s giveaway are Alice Nine and Sarah E. Parker. Thanks to everyone who shared their favorite local authors and illustrators – we added to our TBR stack for sure!
Thank you to Stacey, Betsy, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Melanie, and Lanny for creating this community and providing this space for teachers and others to share their stories every day in March and on Tuesdays throughout the year.