Fit and Lit is a program our school has been doing for about 7 years. Fit and Lit happens when the school gets back from winter break and ends right before February break. Fit and Lit goes on for about 6 weeks and by the time 6 weeks are over some people have 3 charms and some people have a bunch of charms in many different colors. The first year we come here as kindergartners, we received a necklace. Once we have completed 600 minutes of exercising or reading we obtain a charm in the shape of a sneaker (Fit) or a book (Lit). You earned a charm is by recording your minutes on a log. The logs are picked up every Friday.
We kick off Fit and Lit with an all school assembly. Everybody gets so excited to see the slideshow. When the kids see a picture of themselves or one of their friends, they yell out their names. The pictures show kids exercising or reading for Fit and Lit minutes. After the slideshow ends and the screaming ends, our librarian Mrs. Chase, explains the process of Fit and Lit. Then everyone is so anxious to hear what the prize is, and Mrs. Chase leaves us all hanging and doesn’t tell us until the ending assembly!
The last day of Fit and Lit, the whole school celebrates the completion of the program by having a Read Your Heart Out Day. During that day we read most of the day, and participate in Readers Theater and plays, plus read to younger classroom buddies and have snacks. On Read Your Heart Out Day we dress up in our PJs and we bring in stuffed animals and/or blankets. As you can imagine this is a fun day for all!!
At the celebration assembly we announced the grade level winners. Each classroom within a grade level competes against each other to see who can read and exercise the most minutes. This year the winning classroom, in each grade, received a special trophy and a charm for their necklace. To acknowledge all the work everyone did, our principal rewarded the entire school with a second Read Your Heart Out Day and an extra recess. After that announcement was made the student body let out a big, big, big, BIG cheer, this is how it sounded YYEEAAHH!!!
Here are the results of the Fit & Lit 2012 competition
1st grade: Ms Cronin
2nd grade: Mrs. Moran
3rd grade: Dr. Craft
4th grade: Mr. Keohane
5th grade: Mr. Wadness
We are proud of everyone who participated in this year’s Fit and Lit!
Please watch the video below to see the winners.
Reported by: Griffin, Matt, Lucy, Abby & Jay