Education program at Mableton Elementary is geared to
educate children about their individual fitness level.
Focusing on that "fitness is fun" motivates children to
increase active life styles.
experience a variety of sport skills:
soccer, basketball, volleyball, golf, football,
badminton, bowling, etc.
Along with rhythmic dance, lummi sticks, parachute
activities, juggling scarves/balls, working with bean bags,
hula hoops, scooters, etc.
school year, lessons are designed to improve cardiovascular
endurance, agility, muscular strength and flexibility.
Children learn to warm up, pace themselves, take their heart
rate, cool down and stretch.
Each spring, "The President’s Challenge" is used to measure
their level on five fitness components.
All grades are tested on the following:
Abdominal strength –how many
sit-ups can you do in one minute?
fast can you run 30 feet and pick up an object and
return it back to starting position?
How many seconds?
Cardiovascular endurance –how fast can
you jog/run a one-mile distance?
–measures upper body strength/endurance by maximum
number of pull-ups completed.
reached in a sitting position with your legs stretched
out in front of you.
aware of which component, if any, he/she needs to focus and
improve on for the next school year. Each child is
encouraged to work on their individual goals.
assessment used to measure fitness for our 4th &
5th grade students is “The Fitnessgram.”
Education programs at Mableton Elementary:
Jump Rope for Heart is sponsored
by the American Heart Association.
Field Day is in May. Parent volunteers are
needed to help run the exciting field day events!!
Walking/jogging challenge to improve
All 2nd through
students walk or jog on the outside track to gain miles
so he/her can earn a “toe token.”
A “toe token” is awarded for every five miles
that is completed.
All kindergarten & 1st grade students earn
Jogging Club: This club also
promotes cardiovascular endurance.
Every student has the opportunity to jog at least
10 or 20 minutes without stopping.
Names are posted on the gym wall for recognition
and a star is given to students to take home.
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