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MIS cuts ribbon on Peaceful Playground

Ribbon cutting on new Peaceful Playground Monticello Intermediate School's new "Peaceful Playground" was dedicated Friday morning, with students and adults joining to celebrate the opening of the new play space, which is designed to provide games that will teach children conflict resolution and cooperation skills, and combat childhood obesity. The "Peaceful Playground" is [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:36-07:00August 28th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|Comments Off on MIS cuts ribbon on Peaceful Playground

On the Path to Playground Peace Thanks to PEP Grant

PEP Grant funds provides letter and number grids to Moorpark Schools as part of Peaceful Playgrounds Program.  Moorpark Acorn News 10-28-2011 New program in school district battles bullying By Darleen Principe Moorpark kids are learning how to keep the peace on the playground, one conflict at a time thanks to new PEP Grant. [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:38-07:00March 2nd, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|Comments Off on On the Path to Playground Peace Thanks to PEP Grant

Play Right at Recess- It’s Like A Miracle

Play Right Marni Pyke The Northwest Herald A year ago, controlled bedlam reigned in the South Elementary School playground in Crystal Lake during recess. Children played a chaotic version of soccer that led to brawls and name calling. Those intimidated by the rough games wandered around the playground aimlessly at recess. Teachers wasted time dealing [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:51-07:00January 8th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|Comments Off on Play Right at Recess- It’s Like A Miracle

Eliminate School Recess? California State University San Marcos

Eliminate School Recess? Let's Skip It! Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D. California State University San Marcos Every decade or so educators stumble upon a really bad idea. The elimination of school recess is one such current example. Citing valid, yet, inconveniencing reasons such as liability concerns, supervision hardships, and the pressure to increase academic achievement, some educators [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:51-07:00January 8th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles, Recess|Comments Off on Eliminate School Recess? California State University San Marcos

Peaceful Playgrounds Reduction In Playground Problems

How to have a Peaceful Playgrounds - 1999 Hopscotch and colorful games to curb playground problems Aria Lopez-Rosende Principal, Pioneer Elementary I first learned about Peaceful Playgrounds (PP) as a classroom teacher over 10 years ago and heard about the resulting  reduction in playground problems. Then I became I Principal of Pioneer Elementary in [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:51-07:00January 8th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|Comments Off on Peaceful Playgrounds Reduction In Playground Problems

Recess Program Reduces Playground Conflicts and Rough Play

South Elementary School Web Parents Information - 2001 Parents Information Website - 2001 Illinois - South School has utilized the Peaceful Playgrounds Program successfully for the past two years. This program, developed by Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D. has had a great impact playground conflicts and rough play  during recess time. Playground conflicts and rough play have been reduced to [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:52-07:00January 8th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|Comments Off on Recess Program Reduces Playground Conflicts and Rough Play

Carlsbad school achieves peaceful playground

  Lisa Petrillo The San Diego Union Tribune - 05/02 Five year old Kaelyn Rincand enjoys her peaceful playground experience. Given the jungle rules of some playgrounds, where the biggest and toughest tend to dominate, consider the scene recently at El Camino Creek Elementary. A recess came and went, with 822 children running [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:52-07:00January 8th, 2013|Newspapers Articles|Comments Off on Carlsbad school achieves peaceful playground

Mount Shasta’s: Peaceful Playground

By Paul Boerger Mount Shasta News September 2003 The Mount Shasta Elementary School playground has been recently transformed by a group of parents and citizens from the old style run around and see what happens play yard into a colorful, organized and Peaceful Playground. With approximately $1,700 from the local fund-raising group Partners in Education [...]

By |2017-06-07T10:55:22-07:00January 8th, 2013|Newspapers Articles|Comments Off on Mount Shasta’s: Peaceful Playground

North School PTA Organizing School into Peaceful Playground

By Jane Long The Breeze-Courier September 2003 North School PTA organizes school into a Peaceful Playground which reduced playground problems and conflicts. Taylorville - Recess - it's supposed to provide young students with a time to release pent up energy after sitting at their desks, a time to make friends and have fun while [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:53-07:00January 8th, 2013|Newspapers Articles|Comments Off on North School PTA Organizing School into Peaceful Playground

Bellview’s New Playground Design

 September 2003 Sample school playground design by Peaceful Playgrounds. By Lynn Atkins Rogers Hometown News At Bellview Elementary, the newest tool for teachers measures 40 feet by 100 feet.It's their new playground design by Peaceful Playgrounds.  It's also the perfect example of teamwork between the school, the parents and the city, according to [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:53-07:00January 8th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|Comments Off on Bellview’s New Playground Design

More Fun with Productive Play During Outdoor Recess

By Jane Long The Breeze-Courier October 2003 Students enjoy outdoor recess with lots of game choices. Taylorville - Four third-grade students at North Elementary School urgently request bean bags from the playground supervisor in order to play hopscotch as outdoor recess starts. They grab the bags, run to the game board stenciled on the concrete and [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:53-07:00January 8th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|Comments Off on More Fun with Productive Play During Outdoor Recess

Recess and P.E. Critical to Success

Back to School Student participates in P.E. class activities. Not only adults but also children need physical activity in order to stay happy, healthy, and focused. If you have children of your own, this won’t come as a surprise. However, one out of every four school-age children are being severely limited in the [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:54-07:00January 8th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|Comments Off on Recess and P.E. Critical to Success

Painting Playground Games at Center Woods Elementary

August 2004 Goffstown News Painting the playground games like 4 square and hopscotch. Recess at Center Woods Elementary School will be a lot more interesting and fun this year. As part of the Peaceful Playgrounds program, volunteers have been painting  playground games such as hopscotch, pickle, around the world, four square, and number [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:54-07:00January 8th, 2013|Newspapers Articles|Comments Off on Painting Playground Games at Center Woods Elementary

Bringing Peace to the School Playground

Redlands Daily Facts August 2004 Students play on school playground new target games. In 1973, an idea struck Los Angeles educator Melinda Bossenmeyer after years of being a teacher and a principal within the Riverside County Department of Education. "I noticed that some kids didn't have many of the skills necessary in peaceably [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:54-07:00January 8th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|Comments Off on Bringing Peace to the School Playground

Playground Games Cuts Down on Injuries and Resolves Conflicts

Kane County Chronicle[jwplayer mediaid="874"] September 2004 The action was fast-paced as fifth-graders at Wild Rose Elementary School learned the rules of new playground games. Bean bag four square involves tossing and catching a bean bag with a scoop. "It's fun because it's very athletic," student Cameron Staroske said. The rules to the playground games are [...]

By |2014-06-16T12:05:57-07:00January 8th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|Comments Off on Playground Games Cuts Down on Injuries and Resolves Conflicts
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