Safe Check-In and Check-Out Activity | Ophea Teaching Tools

    Safe Check-In and Check-Out Activity

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    S.A.F.E. STUDENT CHECK-IN

    Ask students to check-in on these four areas prior to each activity:

    1. Self: I am ready to participate, I am wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for the activity, I have access to water to hydrate and any necessary medication.

      Examples of prompts for teachers:

      • For clothing: check that clothing allows for full movement (e.g., shorts/sweat pants, t-shirt/ sweatshirt).
      • For footwear: check to make sure your footwear is designed for physical activity and that they are tied with laces or fastened with Velcro.
      • For jewellery: check that you have removed your jewellery or checked that it will not get caught or snagged on equipment or clothing while you participate.
      • For medication: check that you have the necessary medication for safe participation (e.g., asthma inhaler, epi-pen, test-kit and fast acting sugar).
    2. Area: I have enough room to move, I have removed obstacles and hazards from my area

      Examples of prompts for teachers:

      • For outdoor areas: check for and remove potential obstacles (e.g., lawn furniture, debris), avoid areas that may not be safe to move (e.g., holes, hills, close to traffic), and make sure the area has safe footing (e.g., not slippery, uneven terrain).
      • For indoor areas: check for and move potential obstacles (e.g., tables, chairs), avoid areas that may not be safe (e.g., close to doorways/stairs) and make sure the area has safe footing (e.g., area rugs).
    3. Feelings: I am feeling well, I am not hurt, I am not injured, I know what to do if I get hurt or injured.

      Examples of prompts for teachers:

      • For feeling well: check to make sure you are feeling physically healthy and emotionally comfortable and confident to participate in the activity fully; ask questions and communicate your concerns.
      • For feeling hurt or injured: Check if you are hurt or injured in any way that would prevent you from fully participating, if so, inform your teacher and parent/caregiver, if they are not already aware.
    4. Equipment: I/my parent/caregiver has checked my equipment and it works properly and is appropriate for my size and ability/strength as described by my teacher.

      Examples of prompts for teachers:

      • For working properly: Check to make sure the equipment is not broken or cracked.
      • For appropriate size: Check to make sure the equipment is the right size for you and that you can lift, control and use the equipment properly.

    Download Safe Check-Out Activity Sheet

    S.A.F.E. STUDENT CHECK-OUT

    Ask students to reflect on each of these four areas after each activity:

    1. Self: How was my level of participation? Was my choice of clothing and footwear appropriate for the activity? Do I need to make any changes for next time?
    2. Area: Were there any concerns with the area I used? Do I need to make any changes to my area for next time?
    3. Feelings: How do I feel after participating in the activity? Do I feel hurt or injured? Do I need to communicate how I am feeling to a parent/caregiver (e.g., did I hit my head)? Do I need to make any changes for next time?
    4. Equipment: How did my equipment work? Do I need to use different equipment next time? Do I need to communicate information about my equipment to my parent/caregiver?