Healthy Lombard would like to provide G.Y.M. (Get Yourself Moving) Bags for every 2nd grade classroom in the Village of Lombard (both public and private schools). Currently this activity is only being done at a few schools in District 44.
The activity provides the opportunity for two students from each 2nd grade classroom to take home a G.Y.M. Bag each Friday so they can continue to “exercise” 60 minutes a day during the weekend.
The bag contains balls, a Frisbee, a jump rope, a paddleball, books to be read to parents, a list of healthful hints from residents of Lexington Square, and a journal. The students use all the items in the bag and then write up what they did on the journal sheet. It is then displayed either on a hallway or gym bulletin board the following week.
This is a great activity because it involves children and parents, the left and right side of the brain, and … it’s FUN!
If your Lombard Area School is not participating, pleasw ask the principal or Physical Education to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
G.Y.M. Bag Bulletin Board at Butterfield School in District 44.