It is well know that establishing healthy routines now can help your child over his or her lifetime. That's exactly why the California Department of Education developed FITNESSGRAM to test 5th, 7th and 9th grade students. With school coming to a close, it's easy for students to spend their days laying around involved in sedentary activities. Why not make summer 2013 the year the whole family gets active?
For parents of incoming 5th graders at Farmdale Elementary, this will prove beneficial to your child. The state opens the physical test in February 2014. That's 8 months to get your child running everyday or doing aerobics or a sport. Keep in mind that just because your child plays a particular sport, that not all muscle groups are used or even levels of exertion are reached. So, it's really important to see what areas are your child's strengths and why they can use some help. Luckily, the Dept. of Education has listed their testing areas on their site.
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