J UMP R OPE FOR H EART Elementary School Student and their Parents/Guardians Christine Bennett
W HAT IS J UMP R OPE FOR HEART ? A National Fundraising Program An event that promotes community service An educational program Program that teaches the importance of goal setting FUN!
H ISTORY OF J UMP R OPE FOR H EART Late 1970’s - Jean Barkow - “rope-a-thon” at school 1977 - Piolt program in Illinois 1978 - Went National! Demonstration teams were established Hmm…I should run a “Rope-a- thon” with my students
D EMONSTRATION T EAMS First established in Colorado Show students different routines Give ideas for students and teachers Watch a short video of a demonstration team: CLICK HERE!
J UMP R OPE FOR H EART S PONSORS AAHPERDAAHPERD - AHAAHA - American Heart Association American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
JRFH TEACHES KIDS ABOUT H EALTHY H EARTS Learn to Exercise Regularly! Learn to have a Healthy Diet Learn Risk Factors of Heart Disease HEARTPOWER! Curriculum provided for schools
W HY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR KIDS TO KNOW HOW TO HAVE H EALTHY H EARTS ? Over 15 percent of children and adolescents are now overweight. 4 million children have above-normal blood pressure. 27 million children have high cholesterol.
W HO IS J UMP R OPE FOR H EART I NTENDED FOR ?? EVERYONE!!! Most popular in Elementary grades See an example on the next slide Secondary Schools get involved too! See an example
F OR E XAMPLE - E LEMENTARY S TUDENTS Field Elementary School Click HERE
F OR E XAMPLE - S ECONDARY S CHOOLS Thomas Crowley High School CLICK HERE!! CLICK HERE!!
J UMP R OPE T RICKS - S INGLES Criss Cross Backward Heel - Toe Rocker Jogging
Two in one rope - side by side Two in one rope - face to face Two in two ropes Two wheel J UMP R OPE T RICKS - D OUBLES
Double Dutch - In and Our Double Dutch - Turn Around Double Dutch - Run Through Double Dutch - Disco All in! J UMP R OPE T RICKS - G ROUPS
O THER W AYS TO DO JRFH WITHOUT J UMP R OPING Skipping Dancing Hop Scotch Games
J UMP R OPE F OR H EART GAMES Car Wash Helicopter Snake Jump Rope Baseball
J UMP R OPE FOR H EART M ODIFICATIONS Imaginary Jump Rope. Taped X on the Floor Taped Lines on the Floor Wheelchair over rope/line forward/backward. Pulling self along the length of a rope
H OW DOES OUR S CHOOL B ENEFIT FROM J UMP R OPE FOR H EART ? Great Service Learning Project Integrates physical activity & critical thinking skills Encourages cooperative activity Fun way to support physical & health education standards School can earn gift certificates!
Y OU CAN E ARN AWARDS BY DOING J UMP R OPE FOR H EART JRFH Top 100 Schools JRFH Recognition Awards JRFH Grants AAHPERD Grants TOP 100 Schools!
W HERE DOES THE M ONEY G O ?? The American Heart Association Our School
W ANT MORE I NFORMATION ?? Visit www.aahperd.org/jump/www.aahperd.org/jump/ Contact Me - firstname.lastname@example.org@students.rowan.edu Check out how NJ does JRFH - www.njahperd.org ???