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Active Bingo
Ms. Kraft’s modified Bingo game incorporates lots of movement and physical activity into this old favorite.
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Discipline for Energetic, Active Students
When Nancy’s young and active students misbehave, she disciplines them without denying them recess, a strategy which permits a healthy release for their energy but still provides a negative consequence and reinforces good behavior.
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Holiday Gift Exchange
Ms. Crockel has a unique twist on the traditional holiday gift exchange. Students are not matched in pairs, and the entire class participates, even those who are not able to buy gifts. In the end, the whole class enjoys the gifts for the rest of the year.
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Recess First, Then Lunch
I was involved in a study at my school two years ago. We researched and studied the lunch plan. We discovered (American Dietetic Association Magazine, September 1996) that children eat more lunch when...
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Recess IEP
When I taught preschoolers with disabilities, I did indoor recess once a week in order to focus on specific IEP objectives. Here are a few ideas which could work with other student populations as well.
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Recess Passes
I like to go around and check my students' progress as they're working. So I could remember which students were done enough for recess time, I made up bookmark-size laminated passes, which I hand out ...
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Re-establishing Routines
When the school year began, our new principal and a committee of teachers came up with procedures for the hallway, lunchroom, bathroom...
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Restroom Breaks
My kindergarten children are learning to raise their hands to speak, so I wanted a different, yet quiet, signal for those who need to use the restroom. My children now raise their hand with the pointe...
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Signing for Restroom Breaks
So that the class isn’t interrupted when students need to use the restroom, my students use a sign language R to ask permission. Simply cross your middle finger over your index finger. I then nod or s...
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Study Hall/Time Out
Our four fourth grade classes have a rotating study hall/time out schedule. One of the four teachers stays in to keep study hall/time-out during recess. A child is required to stay inside for misbehav...
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