Today during the Student SHINE Committee Meeting we focused on the "I" in SHINE, independence. When students are independent, they take care of themselves. Wendy Krauss, Miller School's Occupational Therapist, described the upcoming Marathon Fitness Challenge (an opportunity for srudents to demonstrate independence by staying physically fit). This challenge encourages students to run or walk at home over the course of a 12 week period, beginning on Monday, March 6, 2017.
The key pieces to know:
Student SHINE representatives will be working with their classroom teachers to share information about the Marathon Fitness Challenge with their classmates. Below is a video from today's SHINE meeting that explains the Marathon Fitness Challenge in detail:
In addition, here is a link to the Marathon Fitness Challenge presentation that was used in the video above:
Lastly, here is a great video used with students to teach them some warm-up activities to do prior to walking or running:
Reminders and updates about The Marathon Fitness Challenge will be included in our upcoming email blasts to families. Our hope is to encourage independence, physical activity and wellness in our students. Thank you for your support!