This year your child will be participating in a classroom-based physical activity program called Just Move™.The program complements the teachers’ lessons because it is aligned with common core standards, so learning objectives are reinforced while students are engaging in activity. Just Move™ is now in schools nationwide, and we are excited to implement it here at our school this year. Just Move™ is a simple, in-class, physical activity program designed for elementary school students and it requires little space. The program uses brief “breaks”, typically over the course of the school day. The goal is to achieve at least 15 minutes or more of activity in the classroom. Here are the goals of the program:• Enhance concentration, provide stress relief, and improve students’ readiness to learn• Promote health and fitness•Assist students in meeting their daily physical activity goal*Our school values the Just Move™ program as an effective way to teach students the importance of staying active. Please let me know if you have any questions about Just Move™.Sincerely,Coach Williams*The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services recommends that children accumulate a total of 60 minutes of physical activity each day.