According to second grader, Allison Rincand, her favorite activity at school, "Recess, because I get to play with my friends." Her response mirrors the majority of children in elementary school where over 80% of students rate recess as their favorite subject.
For decades most people have assumed that recess was unimportant, and it's primary contribution was a "break" in the school day for teachers and for students to get a drink and use the restroom. Going out to play was a way to extend the time needed to accomplish the above tasks.
True, like Allison, students loved it but many educators and parents alike thought recess was of little value to the developing child. However, a growing body of research indicates that recess plays a critical role in healthy child development. Best of all, from a child's perspective it's fun! Continue Reading.........
U.S. Map Stencil Winners-December 2013 Announced
|December Winning Schools|
Congratulations to the following winning Schools.
Please call the office (951-245-6970) to claim your prize.
Brant Walker-Cypress Elementary-Newbury Park, CA.
Cindy Sauter-Amanda Elementary-Middleton, OH.
Kim Clawson-Forest Ridge Elementary- Laurel, MD.