SAY HELLO WITH A FUN AND DISTANCED MOVEMENT!
This COVID-19 Physical Distance Greetings resource is a visual that can be placed near the entrance of a classroom, gym or movement area of a school. The students, while arriving to a PE class or other educational setting can read or observe the poster or sign and QUICKLY choose 1 ACTION to do while entering the class. Each of the 15 greeting actions on the visual can be performed while practicing social and
physical distancing protocols in a school setting.
The Physical Distance Greetings Visual is an ENGAGING and FUN way for you to connect with your students. Most of the actions are easy for the students to do while walking in without stopping their motion and a few need only a second or 2 to perform with a quick stop and a deliberate movement either by themselves, with the teacher or using a nearby student.
There are 15 Physical Distancing Greetings on the visual with a different motion for each. The images are “student friendly” and provide an action word and corresponding image that matches the movement. Prior to using the visual, teachers can demonstrate and practice the movements with an emphasis placed on doing the motion quickly while moving as to not disrupt the line of students that are transitioning in. Students will get better at choosing the greeting (on the fly) the more often that they are used. They will look forward to coming into the class or gym and choosing a different greeting option each time!
How to use the Physical Distance Greetings Visual
- Download the COVID-19 Physical Distance Greetings visual resource
- Unzip/Extract the Zip folder(s) on your computer
- Choose a color scheme and print and laminate the ACTION GREETINGS VISUAL (either PDF or JPG)
- Place the visual in poster or sign form near the entrance of your classroom, gym or movement area of the school.
- Give the students some instruction and demonstrate how you would like them to perform the actions as the enter.
- The students, while arriving to a class or in an other educational setting, can read or observe the visual and QUICKLY choose an ACTION to do while entering. Most of the actions are easy for the students to do while walking in without stopping their motion and a few need only a second or 2 to perform with a quick stop and a deliberate movement either by themselves, with the teacher or using a nearby student.
- Discuss safety while moving and emphasize that they do the motion quickly while moving as to not disrupt the line of students that are transitioning in.