Girls on the Run Week 1 - Building our team & being a Girl on the Run

Lesson 1: Building our Girls on the Run Team
The primary goal of the first lesson in the curriculum is for the girls to get to know one another and their coaches.  This session includes games and activities that raise awareness of and celebrate the diverse gifts and talents that each girl brings with her to Girls on the Run. A second goal is to begin to share the culture of Girls on the Run – a safe, supportive environment where all girls can be themselves. An additional goal is for the girls to learn about Girls on the Run Identity Cards and energy awards. Finally, the girls receive their first take home goal today. At the end of each lesson the girls will be given a goal that will help them use the concepts and skills learned in Girls on the Run in other settings such as at home or in school.

Questions & conversation starters:

1. Tell me about your coaches.

2. Did you meet any new girls today? What are their names?

3. Describe one of the games you played today.

4. Share something you learned about yourself or your Girls on the Run team today.

5. What is an Identity Card?

6. What is an energy award?

7. Do you have a goal to try to accomplish before next time? What is it? (Goal: ink of two more things that make us special and unique.)

8. Let’s each name one unique thing about ourselves that we think is special.
 

Lesson 2: I am a Girl on the Run
In lesson 2, the girls are continuing to strengthen their ties to one another as they work to unite as a team. Specifically, they are learning to recognize the power they each have to choose attitudes that help their Girls on the Run team work well together. During the lesson the girls identify areas of challenge and confidence when it comes to their choices. e concept of accountability for one’s actions is explored, as is the concept of making decisions with intention. Finally, the girls are beginning to track their progress toward running a 5k by setting personal lap goals.

Questions & conversation starters:

1. What does it mean to be a “Girl on the Run”?

2. What are some of the ways you show everyone that you are choosing to be a Girl on the Run?

3. Do we sometimes do things without thinking about them? What is something that you do every day without thinking about it? (You can also answer this question.)

4. Why is it important for us to think about why we do the things we do instead of just doing them?

5. What is your goal for this lesson? (Goal: Talk to someone at home or school about a choice you think you are good at and another choice that you are still working on.)

6. Let’s each share a Girls on the Run choice we are good at and one we are still working on.

Week 2 & 3 - Positive Self-Talk & Fueling

Week 2 Girls on the Run Lessons: Choosing to be a Girl on the Run In lesson 3, the girls are continuing to strengthen their ties to one another as they work to unite as a team. Specifically, they are learning to recognize the power they each have to choose attitudes that help their Girls on the Run team work well together. The concept of accountability for one's actions is explored, as is the concept of making decisions with intention.
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Week 1 - Getting to know each other & plugging into the Girls on the Run cord

I hope everyone's first week being a GOTR or GOT is giving your daughter a glimpse of what fun is in store! Your coaches are excited to be with the girls and have already shared how much fun they've had the first day. In the "Parent's Corner" we'll highlight the week's lessons and discussion opportunities from the "Grown-up" guide, as well as share some inspiration or information we think you might be interested in. Your feedback is always welcome, and we'd love to hear how your discussions go... or if you're tackling the 5k training plan in the guide. You can share them here, or on our facebook page.
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Welcome to the Parent's Corner

Dear Girls on the Run & Girls on Track Parents,

Thank you for registering your daughter for the Spring 2013 season of Girls on the Run and Girls on Track! Our volunteer coaches are excited to meet their group of girls and have another fun season! If you could please download the welcome packet below that includes the health/insurance information and waiver and send it with your daughter the first day.

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Week 2 - Balance & Empowered Bodies

Welcome to week two of Girls on the Run & Girls on Track! I'd like to shoot to you weekly highlights from the parent's guide for the Girls on the Run lessons along with a few of the questions from the booklet you should now have a copy of. This is just for the 3rd - 5th grade groups, but I'll be sure to also highlight the topics covered in the middle school group. Also I will be sure to include some seasonal notes and inspirational writings that might be of interest to you.
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Welcome to a new season of Girls on the Run!

Dear Girls on the Run & Girls on Track Parents,

 

Thank you for registering your daughter for the Fall 2012 season of Girls on the Run and Girls on Track!  Our volunteer coaches are excited to meet their group of girls and have another fun season!  If you could please download the welcome packet below that includes the health/insurance information and waiver and send it with your daughter the first day. 

Welcome Packet - English
Welcome Packet - Spanish

The following locations will be where the girls will meet for as long and as often as weather permits.  In case of rain or snow later in the season, most groups will gather instead in the gym. 

Hemingway: Meet first day in foyer, then on baseball field behind school there after
Hailey: Blacktop in playground area
Woodside: First side door going to playground
Bellevue: Covered area on playground
WRMS: Under tree just outside of the back of the school.  May look for alternative area in future.

We could use an extra hand at the middle school, Woodside and Bellevue in case you or someone you know would be available to help. If even for one of the two days of the week.  Please have them contact me if so. 

Be sure to look for the Parent's Guide that will be coming home with your daughter.  We hope you'll feel led to read about what the girls are discussing, and engage your daughter about it with the provided suggested questions.  Return here to our Parent's Corner  often for guide questions highlighted, photos from the season, and other season related information. 

In girl spirit,

Mary Fauth
Executive Director

Week 2! Choosing to be a Girl on the Run & Positive Self Talk

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