The Feelin’ Good® Mileage Club is North America’s premier walking/running program for schools. Last year, more than 2.5 million children in nearly 15,000 schools logged almost 30 million miles (48 million kilometres). This amount of activity helped reduce playground hassles, increase kids’ learning readiness and fight obesity. The Mileage Club lunch-hour program is simple to run. Students walk on the playground several times a week. Mileage Markers (yellow cards) are checked every time a child completes a lap. When recess ends, students return their cards to their personal file (pattern in Teacher’s Packet). For each five miles (or eight kilometers) walked, the child is rewarded with a Toe Token (brightly colored plastic foot) to put on a shoelace or chain. A certificate and poster are included.
A Hassle-Free Playground Turn your recess into an exciting fitness program that is fun and creative. (Your playground supervisors will be forever grateful!)
Everyone loves the Feelin' Good Mileage Club!
For kids - it's fun For playground supervisors - it channels kids' energy For teachers - it gets kids ready to learn For principals - it aids in children's educational development For parents - it's getting their child physically fit Everyone's a Winner! Years of experience show that the Feelin' Good Mileage Club:
Motivates K-6 children to exercise. (It is now also being used in middle schools!)
Helps students control body weight.
Helps students burn off excess energy.
Improves school performance.
Give your school the fitness incentive program that makes everyone a winner... teachers too! Teachers no longer need to spend valuable time trying to settle arguments after recess. The children return to class ready to learn and eager to show the teacher how much they walked on the playground. You can get your school started for the low price of $59.95 US, which includes one building coordinator's packet and six teacher packets.
Here's How It Works Students walk on the school playground several times each week. The Mileage Marker Cards provided in the kit are checked every time a child completes a lap on the course. When recess ends, the students return their cards to their personal files (a copy is provided in the teacher packet). For each at 5 miles/8 kilometers a child walks, the child is rewarded. Toe Tokens (bright colored plastic feet designed to be worn on shoe laces), certificates and a school display poster to sign are provided. All awards are designed to provide children with a sense of accomplishment, recognition and a source of positive image building. The children also learn responsibility, mathematics and record-keeping skills.
Children Sharpen Their Skills By participating in the Feelin' Good Mileage Club, your students will discover that physical activity can be fun and rewarding. The children will also enhance their scholastic skills! Feelin' Good Mileage Club schools find that:
First graders learn fractions (by counting laps).
Students learn geography by plotting miles on a map and/or "walking" to a new destination.
Participants learn about the environment and how to take care of it.
Children learn how to set goals, work to achieve them and then evaluate their personal achievement.
Walking helps develop fitness while building muscles, burning calories, reducing stress and creating good lifelong habits. Educators who use the program say their students end the school year in better physical condition than before they began the Mileage Club. Best of all, you can now use walking to help make your playground almost hassle-free and a contributing part of your children's educational process. Besides promoting fitness, you will also have a program that makes it easy for your teachers to enhance learning readiness and self esteem - two key elements in children's academic achievement.
FEELIN' GOOD MILEAGE CLUB KIT
Everything you need to guarantee success For $59.95 you will receive one Coordinator's Packet and six Teacher's Packets.
COORDINATOR PACKET INCLUDES:
Steps for Success: Instructions and motivational ideas.
School Display Poster: Use shoelace on the poster to note when the club is open (lace tied) or closed (lace untied).
Reproducible Certificate: Make as many copies as you need.
Sample Letters: Send to inform both teachers and parents of the program.
Mileage Club Letterhead: Use with sample letters.
Total School Mileage Chart: Keep track of progress by classroom.
TEACHER PACKET INCLUDES:
Tips for Teachers: Learn how to run the program.
Toe Tokens: Award one for each 5 miles/8 kilometers the children walk (75 in each packet).
Mileage Marker Card: Mark or punch each time the student completes a lap (75 in each packet).
Student Card File: Duplicate one for each child to store their Mile Marker Card.
Student Recording Sheet: Keep track of individual students' progress.