Card Endurance Day
|Length of Activity:||15 minutes or less|
|Student Grade Level:||Grades 1-6|
|Equipment:||PFA equipment, 3 decks of card|
|Outcome:||Children will complete 5 laps|
Gayle's Notes: My PFA endurance day allows all the students a chance to receive recognition as well as completing laps at his/her pace. My parent aide and any student not physically able to participate in the PFA activity for the day pass out the cards. I determine the card requirement for the day (esp. 4, 5 and 6 in your hand, 3 of a kind, two of a kind, etc.)
I have arthritic knee problems so I currently teach using an adult tricycle. The tricycle allows me to travel with the students on the run/walk and then to check cards and watch students at PFA.
The students are assigned a designated area to travel 5 laps at their optimal physical level for the day. Each time the students returns to the starting point he/she receives a card. Students finishing before other students go to FFA to work out until all students have shown me their five cards.
Winner recognition ideas:
Partner endurance day - students must stay with a partner for the 5 laps and their combined cards are used
Squad endurance day - the squad combined their cards for the required card requirement for the day