10 Books about the Playground and Recess

Books for teaching socials skills about recess and the playground. 1) Billy Bully by Ana Galan and Alvaro Galan. In this funny counting book, Billy Bully learns what it means to be a good friend.  "When Billy Bully comes to play he always takes the fun away."  As Billy is rotten on the playground he [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:13-08:00October 6th, 2017|Featured Articles|Comments Off on 10 Books about the Playground and Recess

Playground Stencils: Beyond Busy, Happy, and Good

Playground stencils: Beyond “Busy, Happy, and Good”. An ever constant mantra in teaching is “what is the learning objective?”  When I was a principal, I remember an experience while observing a 3rd-grade classroom. Students were digging in a sand bucket for a plastic dinosaur. In California, dinosaurs are not in the 3rd grade course of [...]

By |2019-08-21T10:07:49-08:00October 5th, 2017|Featured Articles, PE, playground, Recess|Comments Off on Playground Stencils: Beyond Busy, Happy, and Good