Husky Playworks: Improving the recess experience for all!
Dear AKH parents and students,
We hope you had a great break and are ready for learning. This summer some of our staff members had the opportunity to attend a Playworks training. What is Playworks?
Playworks is a school-wide effort to enhance recess by encouraging safety, inclusion, more fun, and energy. We want students to come in from the playground feeling rejuvenated with positive experiences that carryover to the classroom.
The Playworks program creates a place for every child on the playground that is safe where they can play, thrive and contribute. While this is not replacing all free play, it is offering more structured choices that are super fun and have clear rules. For example Playworks Soccer allows a rotation which gives more play time for all kids!
Playworks will maintain and incorporate competitive activities into recess but strives to do so in a developmentally appropriate way. We want to work to teach rules, post rules, & teach kids how to get along.
Playworks provides our school with the equipment needed to successfully run their games/activities! Students are asked to leave recess equipment such as soccer balls, footballs, tennis/racquetballs, and basket balls at home.
VIDEO LINK CHECK IT OUT- https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=vQM__vOjqc4
Our goal is to enhance recess in a safe, fun, and inclusive way.
If you have questions, please feel free to ask any Playworks Team Members. We look forward to having your students with us on the playground!
Your Husky Playworks Team:
Mrs. Ramirez, Mrs. Meredith, Miss Candice, Mr. Thorngate, Ms. Hutchins