The New Rules – Playground Monitors Emphasize Behavior Expectations

 January 2005 The new rules and behavior expectations. New behavior expectations state, "go down the slide only on your bottom." Corvallis Gazette-Times As a second-grader slips down the covered slide at Philomath's Clemens Primary School on his tummy Thursday morning, school behavior assistant Cheri Stouder blows her whistle. Stouder has been watching a [...]

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Ashley Falls’ School Climate – Peaceful Playground Information

Ashley Falls' School News Ashley Falls VP Pamela Donovan Implemented Peaceful Playgrounds Have you noticed how peaceful Ashley Falls’ playground is? This year we are implementing the Peaceful Playgrounds program to improve the  school climate at Ashley Falls. The program provides consistent rules and expectations and the opportunity for students of all ages [...]

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Effects of Peaceful Playgrounds on Injury Reduction

San Diego County Office of Education Dr. Rudy M. Castruita County Superintendent of Schools Editor: Mary Blackman, Coordinator Physical Education/Health Winter 2005 A case study examined the effects of the Peaceful Playgrounds Program on injury reduction (Bossenmeyer, M. & Owens, K. 2004). The six-year longitudinal study evaluated how the adoption of and operation of the Peaceful [...]

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Louisiana Department of Education

A Plan for Playground Games - March 2005 Melinda Bossenmeyer Creates Peaceful Playgrounds Too often, children are sent from the playground to the principal’s office or the school nurse. Former physical education teacher and elementary school principal Melinda Bossenmeyer launched Peaceful Playgrounds 15 years ago to address discipline problems and advance social and motor skills development. [...]

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At Armatage, a Peaceful Playground

 April 2005 Southwest Journal - Minneapolis, MN Peaceful Playground Take Shape At Armatage Later this year, a giant, colorful U.S. playground map and grids for math problems and wordplay games will be spray-painted on a freshly paved "Peaceful Playground" at Armatage Community and Montessori School, 2501 W. 56th St. Armatage's existing playground looks more like [...]

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Remember tag? Red Rover? No more. Playround Safety Rules.

The Wichita Eagle - Wichita, KS April 2005 Remember tag? Red Rover? Hanging upside down on the monkey bars? Climbing up the slide? Jumping off the swings? No more. Now  playground safety rules. Those traditional playground antics have gone the way of chalkboard slates at most schools. Concerns about injuries, fights and other problems have [...]

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Two Tracy Girl Scouts are Golden

Girl Scout using playground stencils to create school U.S. Map By Malcolm Maclachlan Tracy Press - Tracy, CA May 21, 2005 The stated mission of the Girl Scouts is to build confidence, courage and character while making the world a better place. On May 22, the organization will recognize two Tracy girls who delivered on [...]

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New school recess program awaits at Olmsted School

New school year new school recess program. By Paula Vogler Easton Journal - Easton, MA August 26, 2005 A new school playground for students at the Olmsted School, and cleaned and landscaped grounds at both the Richardson and Olmsted Schools will enhance the excitement for school recess for those returning to classes in September. Olmsted [...]

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Schools add cooperative games to playground

By Julie Murphy Harold-Advocate - Park Ridge, IL September 1, 2005 Cooperative games is an important part of new playground. Old school yard favorites such as hopscotch and four square are re-emerging at the schools within Park Ridge - Niles Elementary District 64. Parent and teacher volunteers have painted the playground surfaces of [...]

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Games gain popularity on elementary school playground

By Nicole Wagner Mount Prospect Times - Park Ridge, IL November 3, 2005 Students learn new elementary school playground games with new Peaceful Playgrounds Program. A divided white rectangle marks the most popular piece of asphalt on the Indian Grove Elementary School playground. Children say they love bounceball, foursquare, hopscotch and other games [...]

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New Peaceful Playground includes painted blacktop games

W. L. Morse Newsletter Winfield L. Morse 2006 News - Sleepy Hollow, NY April 20, 2006 Wouldn't it be wonderful to look out over a playground where children were distributed evenly, laughing and playing peacefully, and supervisors were observing this phenomenon without raising their voices, their whistles, or their blood pressures? This is now the [...]

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Field puts Peace of Mind with Rock Paper Scissors

Rock Paper Scissors Brings Peace to the Playground Park Ridge Education Association - Park Ridge, IL Teacher Talk Magazine February 2006 [jwplayer config="Large Player" mediaid="489”] Students play freeze-out on the new school playground. Looking around the Field School playground, an observer can see a variety of activities going on--four square, scoop games, scattered [...]

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N.H. Schools Move Beyond Traditional Playground

The Boston Globe - New Boston, NH November 2006 They didn't get the water slide they wanted, but they got almost everything else. At New Boston Central School the new playground is not the traditional playground.   Children helped design and construct the 35-foot (dry) slide built into a hillside, the fitness course that winds [...]

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A Better Recess using Rock -Paper- Scissors

Rock, Paper, Scissors Leads to Reduction in Playground Conflicts By Terri Pederson Daily Citizen - Beaver Dam, WI December 2006 Students playing rock paper scissors to solve playground problems. Students at Jefferson Elementary School are participating in a new playground program designed to reduce conflicts during recess time. The solution is Rock, Paper, [...]

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Playground helps resolve recess problems

Recess Problems Reduced with Peaceful Playgrounds Program By Alexa Jenner Downers Grove Reporter - Downers Grove, IL September 2007 With their new “Peaceful Playground,” students at Whittier School have learned how to resolve recess problems. Nisha Albert (left) and Haley Reid, both of Downers Grove, use the strategy of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” to settle [...]

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