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Teachers are integrating running into the curriculum. Here are some examples for you to try in your school.
RUN TO LEARN
MINI-MARATHON Studying the marathon and running your own School project from NY (art by Rachel)
RED RIBBON Run to Read and Write Program
Earn a RED RIBBON while running, reading, writing and staying healthy at the same time.
Run the Seasons 'Fall' in love with running and learn your numbers from 1 - 100 at the same time. This program also includes art and science. Don't worry about mileage with this program, just count the days that you have gone running. Lots of language arts/writing printables on this page including journal pages.
Running the Seasons See how Pat Vos from Ontario adapted our program for her kids.
Rainbow Cave Run to Read and Color for our Youngest Runners. Earn your first ribbon by running a series of 50 meter runs until you reach the distance of a mile! Learn to read your color words at the same time.
Log-a-Mile Program. This program is perfect for the runner who is ready to do some serious miles. Each chart has 50 footprints, each footprint being equal to a half mile. Learn your fractions while you run 100 miles to earn a KidsRunning.Com blue ribbon.
INTEGRATING RUNNING INTO THE CURRICULUM
Running number math This page shows the running number collection that hangs in the editor's classroom. Collecting running numbers, writing thank-you notes to runners, using the numbers for math are all part of the running theme spurred on by the bib numbers.
FROM THE SYDNEY OLYMPICS LETTERS TO AMBY AND MORE
Letters to Amby Read about how Mrs. Goodrow and Mrs. Bosco's first grade classes integrated running into the study of Australia and the Olympics. Enjoy the innocence of the kids when they asked Mr. Burfoot about their pressing questions during the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia.
Mother Goose Olympics This one is just too much fun. This is also language arts, games and so much more. Find out how to run the "Diddle Diddle Dumpling Relay" with the classes from Mecosta Elementary in Michigan.
The Kangaroo Hop Adapted from CopyCat magazine. This is an event that you just can't miss.
Running Journals Print this elementary running journal. Tell all about your running and record running tips as you become running savvy.
Coloring Book designed by Ogden Williams's Fourth Grade Class just for the kids at KidsRunning.Com.