I have a strong interest in exercise and fitness. Many times I feel that I missed my calling and should have been a PE teacher...maybe some day. :thumb: I have been thinking toward next year (even though this year isn't over yet) and how I would like to improve, change, etc. One area I would like to improve in is student and parent/family connections. There are some students and parents this year that I feel like I barely know. I have thought of some ways to do this in the classroom and will put them into practice next year (newsletters home, more volunteers, morning meeting with the class, etc.). Another idea that popped into my head is a way to connect not just with my classroom of students but students in the whole school. We have clubs in the morning that meet (art club, choir, etc.) and it seems like such a fun way for these teachers to get to know the kids. So I thought it might be fun to do an exercise club before school. So after that long winded explanation my question is, has anyone's elementary school done something like this? If so what are some of the logistics (permission slips, how many kids, how often, etc.)? Basically any info you can offer would be greatly appreciated. I did a web search and found a few news articles about a few schools doing it but they weren't very detailed. I would like to have a more organized plan in my head before I approach my principal with the idea.