The following information was provided by the Parkway School District in a news release.
On Sept. 27th students and staff at Mason Ridge Elementary School, in the Parkway School District, joined nearly 1.3 million students across the nation for the JAM (Just a Minute) World Record 2012 sponsored by Let's Move in Schools.
JAM World Record was designed as a fun campaign to rally everyone to pause and take just a minute for a fitness break. The movement is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of making activity a daily habit, ensuring kids learn healthy habits at a young age and schools have access to quality physical education programs.
The goal of the Sept. 27 event was to set the record for the most people doing a physical activity at the same time. The event was also an opportunity for students to be good role models for adults by encouraging them to be active.
Over 400 students and staff at Mason Ridge Elementary did five minutes of exercise with “Fit with Fred.” “Fit with Fred” is a fitness DVD series developed by Parkway Henry Elementary physical education teacher Dave Curran. Students follow "Fred" during five minutes of various exercises.
Each video has eight to 10 short workouts which were developed for classroom teachers to use as an exercise break in their classes. Many of these workouts help reinforce academic lessons such as sight words, fractions, standardized test commonly used language and skip counting.