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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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Playground program aims to boost physical activity

By Cheri Carlson Ventura County Star Newspaper October 2007 Kaity Webster had a list of new rules to learn at her Camarillo school this year, but she didn't complain when she saw what she got in return. The fifth-grader returned to University Preparation School to find the playground with a whole new set of playground [...]

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St. Cletus School Brings Peace to the Playground at Recess

October 2007 By Tricia Despres The Doings LaGrange - La Grange, IL Ahh, remember those sweet days of your childhood when you spent all day looking forward to recess? Time to get out of the classroom, run around with your friends and swing on the swings. Sweet memories. But if you are like me, recess [...]

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A Playground Design that Fights Playground Politics

May 2008 Chicago Daily Herald - Chicago, IL Second-grader Jonathan Ilc and first-graders Makala Seilpelt and Star Ubeogu play a beanbag game on the new "Peaceful Playground" at Lakeview Elementary in Hoffman Teachers and staff at Lakeview Elementary in Hoffman Estates know recess is meant for exercise, so the new playground design fights [...]

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Principal Hopes to Implement Peaceful Playground With School Grant

School grant provides new games and activities for students at recess. June 2009 By Christine Haines Herald-Standard - Uniontown, PA Student enjoy benefits of school grant for new playground. Imagine a playground without pushing, shoving or kids standing on the sideline of the activities feeling left out. That's what California Area Middle School [...]

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Eagle View boasts Unstructured Recess with Peaceful Playgrounds

Unstructured Recess Success Based on Enriching Environment  September 2009 By Katie Anderson Pine River Journal - Pine River, MN One of the parking lots will provide unstructured recess activities at Eagle View Elementary School. The parking lot where school buses drop off and pick up students will now be used for Eagle View's  unstructured recess [...]

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Program Levels Playground Playing Field with Elementary School Recess Games

 New Recess Games Solve Conflicts December 2009 By Travis Perry The Graphic - Osawatomie, KS When most parents think back to memories of elementary school recess games and the politics of the playground, recess time probably is not remembered as a democratic experience. Not everyone was picked to play on a team for recess games, [...]

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What is Happening to School Recess?

September 2010 By Blake Taylor, MAED Lawrence Lions Physical Education Lawrence Elementary School - Wichita, KS Students at Lawrence Elementary School recess. Take a minute to think back to your childhood school days and, more precisely, the part called school recess. What do you remember about it? I would guess that you recall [...]

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The Case for School Recess

Why School RECESS Really Matters Parenting School Years Magazine November 2010 We've all heard of "the three R's": reading, writing, and arithmetic. The latest issue of Parenting School Years magazine is making a case for a fourth: School RECESS! No, your kid didn't put anyone up to it. More and more educators and their higher-ups [...]

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Right to Recess Campaign

Saving School Recess We believe that all children have a right to recess. https://youtu.be/_Ds4AAbnMb8 Experts agree that playtime can be just as vital as classroom time to a child’s social, emotional and educational development. Despite mounting evidence that kids need an outlet to [...]

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Recess is on the Upswing

America’s favorite pastime may be baseball but for children in school, it's definitely recessed! Just ask a group of students their favorite subject in school and you’re sure to get a loud enthusiastic array of “recess”! And much to the delight of students and parents alike, recess appears to be on the upswing. In 1998, [...]

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