October’s Theme is: Physical Activity
Introduce children to a variety of physical activities. This will help improve their confidence, motivation and movement competence, making them more likely to be active and healthy for life.
WDG Active & Safe Routes to School. Resources and a school travel planning toolkit to encourage walking or biking to school. Visit ontarioactiveschooltravel.ca
24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth. Physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep guidelines for children. csepguidelines.ca
Active for Life. Activities and lesson plans to develop physical literacy. activeforlife.com
Build Your Best Day. Interactive tool to help children plan a day with the suggested amount of Sweat, Step, Sleep and Sitting to be healthy. Educator resources available. buildyourbestday.com
Canadian Intramural Recreation Association. Programs and intramural resources for school physical activities: ciraontario.com
Have a Ball Together! Physical activity and physical literacy resources for Grades K-1. haveaballtogether.ca
2018 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. participaction.com/reportcard
Public Library Resources
Pedometers. Borrow a class set.
Looking for a class activity? Here’s an idea!
Monster Mash: On small pieces of paper write down an activity (e.g. jump like a zombie, run like a mummy). Put all pieces of paper in the basket and ask a student to pick one. Choose a fun Halloween song to boogie to and perform the dance move. Have another student pick a second activity to build upon the last one until you have a full routine!
Important October 2018 Dates
Monday, October 1:
- IWALK week: saferoutestoschool.ca
Tuesday, October 2:
- Last Day to enroll in Fresh from the Farm
Wedsnesday, October 3:
- International Walk to School Day ontarioactiveschooltravel.ca/international-walk-to-school
Monday, October 8:
- Thanksgiving Day
Monday, October 15:
- Fresh from the Farm orders due
Tuesday, October 16:
- World Food Day
Thursday, October 25:
- Food and Friends Great Big Crunch foodandfriends at childrensfoundation.org
Friday, October 26:
- Ophea Healthy Schools registration closes ophea.net/HSCertification