Kids love to hear
stories so we've put together a couple of them for classroom
sharing that are both educational and entertaining. Simply
click on the orange links for pdf copy masters on...
History of the Marathon: Why is a marathon 26.2 miles?
Why not just, say, 25 miles? And why is it called a marathon?
Kids will love the entertaining answers to these questions,
and to learn the tale of Phillippides, the runner and
warrior for whom the marathon is a tribute.
Brief History of the Library: Kids will be fascinated
to learn that libraries began as repositories for clay
tablets and, later, papyrus scrolls, and that the papyrus
scrolls were stored in pigeonholed shelves, transported
by pages in leather or wooden buckets.
We've also developed
some handouts to help your students prepare for the "exercise"
part of this campaign...
Healthy Eating Starts with Reading: Reading nutrition labels, that is. How many grams of fat does that candy
bar you love so much contain? We turn the wrapper over and discuss the label. Kids will find the concrete examples of what a Big Mac, extra fries, or sugary drinks "costs" them easy to understand. They may agree that what they "pay" is not worth it!
Five Easy Steps to Becoming a Runner:
How does one get in shape to run a marathon...or a mile?
Here's a simple how-to guide for transitioning from walking to running.