Every year during the month of February we hold a move-a-thon. It's usually too cold to take the children outside. This past week has hit -40 with the wind chill. Brrrr. There is no way I want to go outside.
The move-a-thon is a way to stay active and stay warm at the same time.
This year we decided to have a superhero theme and I got some awesome accents from Teacher Created Resources to go with it. The children decided that they wanted to do 100 laps around the building. Now our awards ceremony is this Friday so I don't think they are going to make it, but we made this chart to help us see our progress. We are putting the children's names by each of the circles when they pass that number of laps.
We have been working on TALLIES and we also put this chart up in the hallway. After each lap the children put another tally on the chart by their name.
In keeping with our superhero theme, we set two goals for ourselves. To use our indoor voice (so as not to disturb others in the hallway when we are walking) and to put away our toys (we tend to get out more than one thing at a time).
When we are caught completing one of the goals, we will get a superhero sticker to put on our incentive chart.
The last thing I got to go with our superhero theme were these speech bubbles. I think I'm going to keep them up long after our superhero theme is over. I had the children write their names in the bubbles and I put them up on our art board. These gumball machines were made on our 100th day.
If you love any of these superhero items, you can find them here, at Teacher Created Resources.
Oh, I nearly forgot our Welcome sign. The parents are coming to our move-a-thon awards where we celebrate the moving we have done this year. Our sign is the perfect way to welcome them to our room.