Danielle Curtis School recess activities at Nottingham Elementary Photo by : William Wrobel The Telegraph When one player made a mistake and wanted a “do-over,” others reminded him that was against the rules, and he quietly, if somewhat unhappily, returned to playing. And in another area of the Hudson school’s playground, students picked [...]
Talbott Spring Elementary Aims to Reduce Bullying and Conflicts. Talbott Springs Elementary School gets a playground make-over with Peaceful Playgrounds to reduce bullying and playground confrontations. By Lauren Rosenberg email@example.com Bullying reduction comes in many different forms. Armed with cans of red, yellow, lime green and blue paint and rolls of masking tape, [...]
PTO and teachers target positive behavior outcomes with installing Peaceful Playgrounds PTO and teachers target positive behavior outcomes with installing Peaceful Playgrounds. Nearly two dozen parents, teachers and students arrived at Donaldson Way Elementary School early Saturday morning to help paint a new “peaceful playground” for students, a press release reported this week. [...]
'Peaceful Playground' recess program to be installed with Lowe's Grant funds The district is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant to design and install a "Peaceful Playground" recess program on campus over the summer. Peaceful Playgrounds are collections of colorful, permanent, and inexpensive ground-based games kids love to [...]
Lemmer Elementary opens with new playground makeover By Jason Raiche - staff writer (firstname.lastname@example.org) , Daily Press Students at Lemmer Elementary have new playground markings. ESCANABA - Students at Lemmer Elementary School now have new playground makeover allowing them ample opportunities for fun games and activities during recess. The project was made possible [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
KOLD-TV Tucson, AZ reports that during recess Twin Peaks School in Marana, students "are in training, learning to play new games, and getting valuable lessons including simple problem solving ideas." The school's Peaceful Playgrounds program was created "to eliminate...bullies." All students participate in activities during recess to help them stay active, occupied, and out of trouble. Peaceful Playgrounds "includes game areas painted on the concrete, and plenty of play equipment." Activities include hopscotch, jump rope, and beanbag toss. According to KOLD, "Peaceful Playgrounds is in about 8,000 schools across the country." Twin Peaks Elementary School is relying on around $5,000 in federal aid and in aid raised by parents and students for the program.
Students love the colors, the assortment of equipment, and the many games available on their new playground. Supervisors have already noticed a decrease in conflicts and hurt feelings. It's wonderful to hear the sound of Rock-Paper-Scissors as you step onto the playground. The transformation is absolutely incredible!
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 [...]
School Receives Safety Award - December 1999 Patti Magee The Californian - 12/99 MURRIETA - E Hale Curran Elementary School has won a Golden Bell Award in the school safety award category from the California School Boards Association for its program to promote playground safety. The program, called Peaceful Playgrounds, was implemented by former principal Melinda [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
School Safety Update - October 1998 National School Safety Center Pepperdine University - Malibu, CA "As a playground supervisor at an elementary school for six years, grade school playgrounds are not for the meek!" says Janis Dingwall, Cedarhurst Elementary School, Seattle. Each year over 200,000 children are injured on school playgrounds. That is 200,000 children sustain [...]
From the Editor Family Circle Magazine From the Editor - 04/01/1998 "We used to run around like crazy at lunchtime," admits my son, Matthew, who is a fourth grader at Roberge School in River Vale, New Jersey. "Now we have neat stuff to do." That neat stuff consists of colorfully planned painted game markings, such [...]