C.A.T.C.H. Night . Presentation by: Mary Higby Thompson . School Vision Statement- . The staff of James W. Fannin Elementary School will create a positive learning environment in which every student, regardless of background, will succeed at their highest levels of achievement potential .
Presentation by: Mary Higby Thompson
The staff of James W. Fannin Elementary School will create a positive learning environment in which every student, regardless of background, will succeed at their highest levels of achievement potential.
Improve reading and math scores through all subject areas and grade levels.
Create a CATCH night that teaches students to be educated about healthy lifestyles while incorporating the campus goals
Have students read and recreate a book incorporating healthy snacks (The Very Hungry Caterpillar)
Have the students throw bean bags at “Slow, Whoa, and Go” and count how many bags they threw at each sign
Have weekly meetings with Jr. League members to coordinate activities and manage groups
Assign volunteers to each group; have them responsible for communicating needs and progress
Educate students about how to live a healthy lifestyle
Demonstrate and create physical activities
Create a healthy snack
Write about the healthy snack
Discuss “WHOA, GO, and SLOW” foods
95% of students could explain the meaning of what CATCH meant
95% could explain what size of a food portion the students should have (the size of their fist or a bean bag)
80% could name 3 of the 6 food groups; 50% could name all 6
90% could tell you what “Slow, Whoa, and Go” foods were and give an example
Allowed the students and parents to receive a positive message in living a healthy lifestyle
Created a fun free night of activities and learning
Incorporated campus goals successfully
Achieved state mandated CATCH information successfully
Next time- would incorporate more volunteers and several more stations
This project has allowed me to work with the community members, the stakeholders of our school, the students, the staff, and the parents to promote a positive message about healthy lifestyles. As a PE teacher, I was allowed to do a project about what I was passionate about, while starting at ground zero to create opportunities for student achievement, as well as mine. I learned about several different roles an administrator has such as: Public relations, scheduling, and resources available/needed. This adventure was very informational in my education as a future administrator.