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Hello Missoula Area Teachers  

Thank you for teaching the children of Missoula County. Let's Move! Missoula  is pleased to help you learn more about physical activity and how it can help the students that you work with every day. 

Many of you reading this have already attended one of our training's, either Take 10! or Brain Breaks.  For those of you who might have missed the training, or it has not yet been scheduled at your school, click here  to see the slides that we use.  Additional research and the brain slides can be found below.  

Brain Break Ideas

Kindergarten - 5th grade = Take 10!

All Ages Gonoodle:After you sign up for FREE this site has lots of ideas for different age groups.

Move to Learn K-3:These are really great videos especially for the K-3 classrooms.

Move to Learn 4-6:Activities for upper elementary students.

Yoga Poses:Here are some fun and easy yoga poses for kids.

6th-12th grade = Brain Breaks!

How to Brain Break: Check out this link for instructions.

All Ages Gonoodle:This site has loads of Free ideas for different age groups.

Take a Break!:Colorado Toolbox for Secondary Students

Yoga Poses:Here are some fun and easy yoga poses for kids.

Tips to Incorporate Physical Activity in the Classroom

Tip Sheet Check out this tip sheet for great ideas on physical activity in the classroom.

Recess

Recess Rules: Why the Undervalued Playtime May be America's Best Investment for Healthy Kids and Healthy Schools.

Create a Gleeful Recess for Every Kid: How is recess at your child's school? Make the playground a place for every kid.

Recces Moves: A Toolkit for Quality Recess.

Research 

Brain Slides Dr Castelli with Notes Pages PDF

History of PA and Academic Performance Research Informing the Future  This is a very scholarly document, but well worth the time. Also authored by Dr. Castelli. 

Ten Years of Take 10! Research Research on how effective Take 10! has been over a ten year period.  

Association Between PA and Academic Performance  This document is a 2010 Department of Health and Human Services and gives an overview of school practice. 

Healthy Kids, Successful Students, Stronger Communities  This is a CDC document that outlines the need for healthier kids.  It includes both physical activity and nutrition information. 

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play - The Atlantic  An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.

Physical Activity Across the Curriculum

Teacher Training's

There are no teacher training's planned at this time.

Contact information

Lisa Dworak
Let’s Move! Missoula Coordinator
Missoula City-County Health Department
301 W. Alder Street
Missoula, MT 59802
406-258-3895
ldworak@missoulacounty.us


 

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