Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Heart Rate Monitors at Anderson!

Thanks to FUTP60 and Dairy Max our students will have the opportunity to learn more about their heart rate while wearing the new Adidas Heart Rate Zone Monitor.  

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Class with the highest participation in the Thanksgiving Challenge will get extra fitness time!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Connect with GoNoodle at Home

Go to and enter this code. Connect to your class and create your own Champs! QW5EBF


Thankful for Anderson Nation!

November is here and there’s a lot to be grateful for!

·         And a healthy heart is a happy heart too!  Did you know??...About 90 percent of Americans age 2 and up eat too much sodium – about the same as the number of American adults who own a cell phone.  If your class size was 30 students, 27 on average consume too much salt.  Yikes!

·         Delicious and heart healthy recipes plus tips for having a healthy (but still yummy) Thanksgiving meal this holiday!  Let’s support and encourage each other to have healthy hearts  - including the decrease of sodium.  Click here for the details

·         November 24th is Thanksgiving and most of us will be with friends & family.  Take the time to go around the table and each person say what they are thankful for – kids & adults (& the pets!) – because a thankful heart is a happy heart.  I am thankful for you and for your support of heart health in the entire school community!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Go Noodle at HOME!

This year our class has been using GoNoodle – a fun and free website that helps get the wiggles out. GoNoodle’s movement games and videos get kids dancing, running, jumping, stretching – and even deep breathing – so they can be their best selves. Now, kids can create and personalize their GoNoodle champs at home, and connect them to our classroom using a new feature called Dance Party – it’s all about being active in a way that fuels creativity & expression, and builds classroom community! How it works: • Kids personalize their Champs at home When kids GoNoodle at home, they can personalize their Champs with rewards like tutus, cat ears, roller blades, and much more! • Families connect their Champs using a Class Code Entering your code will connect your kid’s Champ to our classroom. • Your student’s Champs appear when we have a GoNoodle Dance Party! Each Champ is an awesomely unique expression of the student. Awesome! Go to and enter this code. Connect to your class and create your own Champs! QW5EBF

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Walk to School Day is Tomorrow

About Walk to School Day

International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.
Walk to School Day 2016 is scheduled for tomorrow October 5th!  Let's Go Anderson!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Let's Celebrate our Veterans!

November 11, 2016
Red, White and Blue Day
Boot Camp
In honor of Veteran’s Day, Anderson Elementary would like to invite all Veterans (retired or currently serving) to participate in fitness activities which will be held during special’s classes on November 11th.  If you would be interested in volunteering during the school day to assist with our “bootcamp activities”, please reply to  All volunteers will need to have a background check complete before October 28th.  In addition, we are designating November 11th as “Red, White, and Blue” day.  Please feel free to wear red, white or blue!  Thank you for your service!  If it rains this event will be cancelled.
Specials times are as follows:
8:30-9:15 Third Grade
9:20-10:05 Fifth Grade
10:10-10:55 Fourth Grade
11:40-12:25 Kinder
1:05-1:50 Second Grade
1:55-2:40- First Grade

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fitness Improves Academics

Fitness Affects Academics

Various studies have linked academic performance to overall health and fitness in children. Data taken from students in California show the following relationships between fitness and academics:
  • Higher levels of fitness = increased math testing scores
  • Higher levels of fitness = increased language arts testing scores
  • Healthier lunches = increased math and language arts testing scores
  • Higher levels of fitness = higher school attendance rate
  • Higher levels of fitness = fewer negative school incidents
It is recommended that students do at least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate-intensity physical activity every day, with more than half occurring during regular school hours and the remaining outside of school. Estimates suggest only about half of U.S. children meet this guideline.