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Delivery Truck

05/24/19

Delivery Truck

Kids line up behind cones with their color group. Keep groups under 7 kids if possible. One person gets inside the hula hoop and runs to the opposite side of the gym, picks up 1 item and brings it back to their group. The next person in line, now holds onto the outside of the hula [...] Read More

News

What it’s REALLY Like to Run the Boston Marathon for BOKS

05/22/19

What it’s REALLY Like to Run the Boston Marathon for BOKS

It’s been one month since our BOKS Boston Marathon team took to the historic streets of Beantown to complete 26.2 grueling miles and raise money to help us reverse the physical inactivity pandemic!  After having some time to reflect on the monumental accomplishment, a few of our runners shared their thoughts on the experience. Conor [...] Read More

May: Month of Mindfulness

05/14/19

May: Month of Mindfulness

OHHMMMMMMMM. Did you know that May is mindfulness month? Which means it’s the perfect time to start incorporating mindfulness into your life and the lives of those around you, specifically children. We get it. Everyone has busy schedules. Multitasking has consumed our lives and it seems like we’re constantly moving at light speed. Each day [...] Read More

A Note from Tara Stiles on the Importance of Yoga & Mindfulness

05/09/19

A Note from Tara Stiles on the Importance of Yoga & Mindfulness

A NOTE FROM TARA STILES - Founder of STRALA Yoga and contributor to the BOKS Yoga & Mindfulness curriculum It’s not the yoga that heals you.  It’s you that heals you. I was lucky as a kid to grow up with a healthy dose of mindfulness without the side of pretense. My parents led by [...] Read More

Best Practices for Implementing Bursts Into the Classroom/Home Environment

04/25/19

Best Practices for Implementing Bursts Into the Classroom/Home Environment

You know that feeling when you’ve been sitting for too long and you can’t help but start to fidget and stretch?  We’ve all experienced it whether we are stuck in a meeting or lounging on the couch and if we as adults experience it, you better believe it happens to kids in the classroom or [...] Read More

Resources

2018 BOKS Summer Fun Pack

07/11/18

2018 BOKS Summer Fun Pack

Physical activity should never take a summer vacation. To help you get through the not so lazy days of summer, the BOKS team has created a “Summer Fun Pack”. This packet can be used by families, neighborhood gatherings, or as part of a summer camp. The Summer Fun Pack includes some of our favorite BOKS [...] Read More

VIDEO: ADMINISTRATORS WEIGH IN ON THE POWER OF BOKS

06/11/18

VIDEO: ADMINISTRATORS WEIGH IN ON THE POWER OF BOKS

Educational professionals at every level face daily pressures to ensure they are creating safe and successful learning environments for their students. With an ever evolving and growing list of educational priorities, we understand that it can be challenging to get buy-in from school leaders when looking to implement a new program (no matter how beneficial [...] Read More

Summer Fun Pack

06/14/17

Summer Fun Pack

Wouldn’t it be fun to keep BOKS going throughout the summer? We have created a “Summer Fun Pack” so that our community can bring a little BOKS to their summers. This packet can be used by families, neighborhood gatherings, or as part of a summer camp. Just because the school year has ended doesn’t mean [...] Read More

Fruits & Veggies Month

06/14/17

Fruits & Veggies Month

Happy National Fresh Fruit & Veggie Month! It’s a great month to enjoy those REAL freshly harvested veggies and fruits which are super sweet and yummy. Don't be fooled though by fruit-flavored snacks, fruit leathers, or juices--REAL fresh fruit is the best choice. Speaking of fruits, remember to choose a variety of colorful ones. You [...] Read More

Events

BOKS at SXSW EDU 2019!

02/26/19

BOKS at SXSW EDU 2019!

For the second year in a row, BOKS will be attending the SXSW EDU (South By Southwest Education Conference) in Austin, Texas, in just one week! The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a community of optimistic, forward-thinking, purpose-driven stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching [...] Read More

Join team BOKS for the Reebok Boston 10K for Women

08/15/18

Join team BOKS for the Reebok Boston 10K for Women

The BOKS Team is excited to announce that BOKS has been chosen as one of two non-profit beneficiaries of the Reebok Boston 10K for Women. The historic race will take place on Columbus Day, Monday, October 8th and we would love to see the whole BOKS community come together to run, cheer, and support our [...] Read More

BOKS Kids Become Fitness Leaders @ Quincy, MA Event

05/30/18

BOKS Kids Become Fitness Leaders @ Quincy, MA Event

The Clifford Marshall Elementary School in Quincy, MA held a very special event last Thursday celebrating BOKS, the power of exercise, and total commitment to getting kids moving. Each year at this time, Principal Nicholas Ahearn, PE Teacher Janice Chapman, and 90 BOKS students lead the entire school of 500+ kids in an end-of-year celebration [...] Read More

Thank you SHAPE America!

03/30/18

Thank you SHAPE America!

The BOKS team has just returned (and recovered) from another amazing year at SHAPE America. This year's conference which took place in Nashville, TN brought together some of the brightest educators in the country for a few days of professional development, inspiring talks and powerful networking. The BOKS team had the absolute pleasure of taking [...] Read More