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Mrs. Robertson’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Symington Elementary School
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Nearly all students from low‑income households

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A more active and engaging recess time can lead to incredible benefits. Students need brain breaks and recess to both get out their wiggles and reset themselves from common core curriculum. Games like checkers and Let's Get Moving! encourage positive social skill building that my students from this low-income/high poverty neighborhood do not get at their home. I take the time to teach each recess game to the entire class in a mini-lesson for the first three-five minutes from day-to-day as necessary to demonstrate how to play each game. I also demonstrate taking turns, what it looks like to be patient, talk through planning my next turn, and demonstrate giving other players positive feedback. The floor puzzle I chose encourage skills like learning the names of the states and identifying the planets in the solar system. Perfection will help students build on memorization and remembering a list of tasks. Perfection assists with locomotor skills as the students are timed as they match shapes. I hope to have some new games with all of the components for the children to gain the full appreciation of brain breaks and recess times.

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A more active and engaging recess time can lead to incredible benefits. Students need brain breaks and recess to both get out their wiggles and reset themselves from common core curriculum. Games like checkers and Let's Get Moving! encourage positive social skill building that my students from this low-income/high poverty neighborhood do not get at their home. I take the time to teach each recess game to the entire class in a mini-lesson for the first three-five minutes from day-to-day as necessary to demonstrate how to play each game. I also demonstrate taking turns, what it looks like to be patient, talk through planning my next turn, and demonstrate giving other players positive feedback. The floor puzzle I chose encourage skills like learning the names of the states and identifying the planets in the solar system. Perfection will help students build on memorization and remembering a list of tasks. Perfection assists with locomotor skills as the students are timed as they match shapes. I hope to have some new games with all of the components for the children to gain the full appreciation of brain breaks and recess times.

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