Ernest Hemingway STEAM School is seeking support for a fleet of 20 bikes, helmets, kickstands and curriculum.
I am a first year PE teacher at a STEAM school and have been tasked with making PE more meaningful and interactive for the students. This donation will be used to create a new bike program in Physical Education classes at Hemingway STEAM School. I will teach preschool and kindergarten students to balance on a Strider bike and then progress to riding. I will also help students in first grade who didn't have this opportunity last year in PE. Bike riding is an important part of our community. We have over 20 miles of paved bike paths in our valley as well as countless miles of mountain bike trails. It is important that children learn to ride safely in our community. This program would give all preschool students an introduction to balance bikes and all Kindergarten students the opportunity to improve their balance skills and learn to ride a bike. In the future, I would like to start a bike club for younger students to teach them the rules of the road and bike safety. Before and after school I will have the opportunity as a PE teacher to have clubs throughout the year. I would like to have a bike club to increase the number of opportunities available for students to practice riding. I am extremely interested in your program and all of the physical and emotional needs that can be met by bike riding. I know many students in our school who could benefit from to opportunity to really move their bodies throughout the day. I would work with classroom teachers as well as our special education teachers to provide “Brain break, Bike break” opportunities throughout the day for students to come and ride. - Kerstin Flavin, PE Teacher
All Kids Bike® is a national movement led by the Strider® Education Foundation to place Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride Programs into public schools for free, using donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. All Kids Bike is on a mission to teach every child in America how to ride a bike in kindergarten PE class.