The first rule of running club is to have FUN! Running club will meet every Tuesday from 2:35-3:15pm from April 3 through May 31st. Please come prepared with your running shoes and head to your designated running club meeting space right after all of the busses are called.
Every week, you will find an updated learning target below. In addition, you will find the link to a goal setting google form. You will spend a few minutes at the start of each running club session discussing the learning target and setting a goal before you set off on your running adventure.
Coaches, click here to see your running club group.
Welcome to running club 2016!
Learning Target: I can run at least 10 laps around the school today to get ready for the 5k on Saturday.
Learning Target: I can run at least 10 laps around the school today
Click here to set a Goal!
Learning Target: I can set a goal and run that many laps today!
Click here to set a Goal!
Learning Target: I can get my heart rate up through a variety of activities.
1. Gym: Dodgeball
2. My classroom- 124 (unless someone knows how to use the projector in the Cafeteria): Go Noodle
3. Halls: running
Martinsen/Nanus and Kolarik: start with station 1
Richardson and Mateling: start with station 2
Burns and Dahmer: start with station 3
Learning Target: I can run as a team today!!
Today’s workout is an Indian Run. Divide the group into two equal groups. Have the groups line up in a vertical line, so that you form parallel lines.
The goal of this workout is to run as a team; the pace should be set so that all runners feel successful.
Start running. After 1 min, give a verbal cue for the last two people in line to sprint to the front of the line. Remind these two people to set an appropriate pace. Repeat in 1 min intervals so everyone has the chance to lead the group.
Learning Target: I can run the entire time without stopping today!
Learning Target: I can build relationships while I am running.
While you are running today, find a buddy to chat with. You should run at a speed that allows you to have a conversation with a new buddy!
Learning Target: I can focus on breathing strategies during my warm up, running activities, and cool down.
Learning Target: I can set a goal in the running club form and get to know my group members.
Practice setting goal with the google form. The goal should relate to the learning target. After today, the goal setting form should take less than 5 minutes to complete.
2.)"I'm Writing a Letter"
Students form a circle, leaving an arms length between each person.
Have students take of their shoes to mark their place in the circle.
Volunteer stands in the middle. Once they enter the middle of the circle, remove the shoes marking their spot.
The person in the middle will say, “I’m writing a letter to...” and insert a true statement about themselves. For example, “I’m writing a letter to anyone who has a sister.” The person in the middle and anyone on the outside of the circle who could write the same letter (in other words - anyone with a sister) would run to one of the vacated spots in the circle.
This is a bit like musical chairs because one person will be without a pair of shoes. He or she will then stand in the middle of the circle and start a new letter.
Talk with the kids about the importance of stretching before and after a run. Then go through some arm and leg stretches with them. We suggest having kids count to 15 or so as a group while they do each stretch.