Curriculum Poster Reward System
THE FUN & FIT GYMNASTICS CURRICULUM POSTER REWARD SYSTEM
Developed in 1985, our teaching system also known as the Fun & Fit Gymnastics Program, continues to create success for children internationally since it began licensing it to hundreds of other gymnastics programs in 1991. And now, it is also at the heart of the Smart Moves Online Gymnastics Teaching System, a subscription based instructor training, safety and lesson planning platform our Founder & President, Jeff Lulla, partnered with in 2013.
CREATING SUCCESS AND ACHIEVEMENT STEP BY STEP
Our Poster Reward System provides students ages 3 and older with short term and long range achievable goals. Students earn rewards for learning new skills in a safe and sequential order while parents easily monitor their child's progress. The system also serves as a foundation for structuring classes based on both age and level.
Children receive a curriculum poster when enrolling that lists the skills they will be working on. There is a different poster for each level of our program and each poster contains gymnastics skills appropriate for your child's ability level. The skills at each level have been broken down into achievable steps, so that children learn quickly and experience success often.
CARD CHECK-OFF & STAR DAY
Once a month we have CHECK-OFF DAY, where the kids get to perform the new skills they've been learning. When students perform a skill correctly 3 times in a row for their instructor, they get that skill checked off on their curriculum card. The following week is STAR DAY where all students who passed skills will be given stars to take home and put on their poster - a star for each skill passed.
It is our goal to acknowledge both effort and accomplishment. If young students are unable to pass a skill, they will be given a "great effort" type of sticker, which they can use to decorate their poster. They will get another chance in a few weeks to pass the skill, and the kids are often most proud of the skills they worked hardest to pass.
Once students pass all of the skills on their poster, a photo with their instructor is taken and given to the students to place on their poster. The next level poster is provided and the learning process continues.
We believe that the most valuable and powerful lessons we teach your children are not limited to the skills on our posters, but include;
- what it means to focus and work hard to accomplish goals
- that sometimes things you can't imagine being able to achieve become easy when you put in the effort
- that it is healthy and appropriate to experience fear or discomfort at the thought of doing something that feels risky, and that by responding to those fears by asking for help, taking it slow and in small steps, you can overcome those fears instead of giving up or quitting.