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Heading into Chapter 3

Last week I made a few too many copies of a Fit Kids Fit Future graphic organizer, so as I was organizing my desk I started to put them into a folder for next year. As soon as I opened the folder I froze. I am retiring from Waterville Central School in June. There was no need for the folder, …

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2016 NYS AHPERD Central North Zone Professional of the Year

The Fit Kids Fit Future team would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Tammy Alcott (Co-Owner of Fit Kids Fit Future and Health and Physical Education Teacher at Waterville CSD) on winning the 2016 NYS AHPERD Central North Zone Professional of the Year Award. According to the NYS AHPERD website this “award is given to an outstanding administrator or teacher who is recognized …

We Do a Good Job down Here

Pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself because you are doing a great job in the classroom and/or gymnasium! And you are doing it despite budget constraints, staying on top of ever-changing state and national standards, the pressure of unannounced and announced observations, the demand to differentiate your instruction to meet the needs all students, and the myriad other …

“…your budget requests are due…”

I have always dreaded the arrival at this time of the year of that message. It comes at a particularly busy time for teachers, and it’s not a task that I enjoy doing. Part of it is timing, and the rest of it is the challenge of trying to buy quality curricula and equipment that is in students’ best interest …

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Coming Back from Christmas Vacation Just Got a Little Easier

It’s odd how when someone you respect says something to you, the words come back to you over and over again.   I was very fortunate to have Kathy Huber, a wonderful mentor, my first year as a health teacher at Sherburne-Earlville.  She guided me through the challenges of how to fill out a grade book, course outlines, curriculum development, discipline …

78th Annual NYS AHPERD Conference

Fit Kids Fit Future will be presenting at the 78th Annual NYS AHPERD Conference at the Turning Stone Convention Center, in Verona, New York. Presentation Date: November 19, 2015 Presentation Time: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Room Assignment: Seneca Presenters: Tammy Alcott and Josh Lewis This hands-on, interactive session will provide an overview of both the physical education and health education …

Is Your School The Fittest? Physical Education Challenge #1

Oct 23rd – Jan 25th Challenge: The Unbroken Jump Rope Click Here for The Unbroken Jump Rope Challenge Teacher Packet Fit Kids Fit Future announces its first ever “Is your school the fittest?” competition. Schools across New York State will be participating in the first of many upcoming FREE events… The Unbroken Jump Rope Challenge will last from Oct 23rd …

Fit Kids Fit Future Highlighted on WKTV

Video Credit: Nicole Pitt It was great witnessing Fit Kids Fit Future in action at Madison Central School District and New York Mills Union Free School yesterday (10/15/2015). Thank you to Nicole Pitt with WKTV NEWSChannel 2 for an outstanding news story. Click here to view the WKTV story!

How to Increase Student Participation In P.E. Class

After a two year pilot program at Waterville Central School located in Central NY was completed we discovered some eye opening statistics. 71% of middle school students can no longer do one perfect push-up, 81% are unable to do a chin-up, over 50% have core imbalances from left to right and almost all of them dislike running. So put yourself in …