It was fun, learning, and exercise for some students as the Snowman Shuffle Run combines math, fitness, and science all in a one mile race.
Over 640 elementary school students wrapped up a lesson that combined math, science, and fitness during the run, in which they converted the mile to yards and feet before hitting the streets. Numbers from the lessons were posted along the route on snowman posters.
“Exercising helps their academics because when they are physically moving it helps the blood flow better to their brains,” said Kensington School fitness teacher Tim Shreve said. “It’s a combination of the kids learning distance and science and math, and getting exercise at the same time.”
The first students to cross the finish line were third grader Brody Barta and fourth-grader Macy Knight. They crossed the line in less than fivce minutes. The students are experienced runners.
The run was also a community event. Parent volunteers ran with students, handed out water, and helped with collecting winter clothing to donate to those who are in need.