I am preparing them for their summative assessment task which will be a joint effort with their classroom teachers. So, to begin to get them ready for this summative task, I created a place value chart in order to model how to properly record their heart rate. We started off with a couple of high intensity tag games and then gathered as a group to determine their heart rate using a quick and simple 6-second formula (students count the number of heart beats in 6 seconds and add a zero giving them the number of beats per minute).
I modeled how to properly record their heart rate on the place value visual seen in the picture above. In a couple of weeks time, the students will have their own place value charts to record their heart rates on, so it was important that I show them how to do this ahead of time. After a couple of tag games, I had the students break off in pairs and choose any activity that they want. Regardless of activity, the main goal was for the students to get their heart rates into the 'Magic Heart Rate Zone'. I created a visual last week that reinforces what this zone is. I reminded them of this zone today before letting them go off with their partners.