Lambert Elementary of West Delaware County Community School District School is seeking support for a fleet of 25 bikes, helmets, kickstands and curriculum.
I am requesting Lambert Elementary to be a part of the All Kids Bike Program to provide a new, fun, and educational tool for all kindergartners to experience. Learning to ride a bike is an important skill that every child should learn. Once they have mastered this skill, riding a bike is a skill that will stay with a child for their whole life. There are numerous benefits to riding a bike, including keeping kids physically active. Encouraging a child to ride a bike when they are young helps to establish healthy exercise habits that are likely to stay with them for life. Riding a bike also benefits a child’s learning development and mental health.
Riding a bike is also an activity all ages can enjoy and something a whole family can do together. This is a great way to share some quality time, and it is good for you too.
With the All Kids Bike Program as a part of the Lambert Physical Education program, all kindergartners will not only learn to ride a bike, they will achieve many physical education standards in physical education class, including:
*Standard 1: The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
*Standard 2: The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance.
*Standard 5: The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.
Specific Kindergarten Physical Education Outcomes:
*S3.E1: Identifies active play opportunities outside of physical education class.
*S3.E3: Recognizes that when you move fast, your heart beats faster and you breathe faster.
*S5.E2: Acknowledges that some physical activities are challenging/difficult.
*S5.E3: Identifies physical activities that are enjoyable.
There are approximately 100 kindergartners currently at Lambert Elementary. If we were able to take part in the All Kids Bike Program, all of those students would have the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike. If we kept the program going for 5 years, that would be over 500 students we would reach with this program. Currently at Lambert Elementary, we have a 42.1% of students who are on free and reduced lunch. Some of our students may not have the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike outside of school on their own, so this would be an incredible experience for those students. Every child deserves to learn how to ride a bike, and with the partnership of Lambert Elementary Physical Education Program and the All Kids Bike Program, we can make a huge difference in the lives of many students in Delaware County. - Abby MacTaggart, 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.