Activity Breaks For Your Students
During this legislative session, the General Assembly passed Public Chapter 669, which makes changes to T.C.A. S 49-6-1021, or the 90 minute physical activity law. Specifically, Public Chapter 669 makes the following changes:
The number of minutes of physical activity has been broken out by the following grade spans:
-Kindergarten through first grade (K-1): a minimum of three (3) fifteen-minute periods of "non-structured" physical activity per day
-Second grade through sixth grade (2-6): a minimum of two (2) twenty-minute periods of "non-structured" physical activity per day
-Seventh grade through twelfth grade (7-12): a minimum of ninety (90) minutes of physical activity per week (same as current law)
Total minutes of physical activity per week for K-1= 225 minutes, 2-6=160 minutes, and 7-12= 90 minutes
Non-Structured physical activity= You can not count Physical Education for this. Based on the definition, "non-structured physical activity" is any type of activity that takes away from usual school work or sedentary behavior
Physical Education CAN be used to meet the requirements of the legislation; however, non-structured physical activity should not be used to replace physical education classes. Recess activities may also be used to meet the requirements of the legislation.
RESOURCES TO USE FOR CLASSROOM EXERCISE BREAKS
Click on an image below to visit one of these many websites that you can use as a resource to help your students reach their physical activity requirements throughout each week.