On a recent classroom visit (seemingly number seven hundred in my tour of the local elementary schools) the kindergarteners were reviewing the rules for a new student:
- Sit quietly at circle time.
- Hang your jacket in your cubby.
- And at recess, no running on the playground.
That’s right. All 250 students (K-5) use the playground at the same time, and apparently the 5
teachers assigned to supervise the chaos spend it reminding kids to walk.
There must be a better way.