Thanks to the generosity of the Freedom Elementary PTO, the learners at Freedom Elementary have been using Heart Zones heart rate monitors during the second semester in their Physical Education classes. The monitors are the same ones being used at both North and South Middle school.
Having heart rate monitors has helped the learners understand which activities get their heart rates in the proper training zones and how different zones for different activities teach them about varying types of effort that are required.
“When I see my heart rate projected on the wall, if it is in the blue zone, it makes me want to get moving some more to try to get it in the higher yellow or red zones.” 5thgrader Kennedy, commented.
Learning about using new types of technology in Physical Education has been a positive motivation for the learners at Freedom.