Active play at recess has been shown to increase academic achievement and student ability to focus. Tetherball is a very popular recess game that develops hand eye coordination and large motor skills. We want to expand our students' access to tetherball throughout the year by adding two tetherball sets, so we'll have a total of five tetherball courts on the playground. We also hope to add two playground balls to each classroom so students have access to equipment that allows them to be more physically active at recess.
Playing at recess has been shown to increase academic achievement and ability to focus. Right now students at Tahoe Lake can spend too much time at recess waiting in line to play as we only have three tetherball courts. Adding two tetherball courts to our playground will greatly increase the amount of time that students are active and engaged at recess. We also want to increase student activity by adding playground balls for foursquare and kickball.
Increased student activity at snack and lunch recess, which leads to greater performance in the classroom. Also, having adequeate playground equipment available helps maintain a peaceful and positive playground environment.
Tetherball and playground balls will be available at every outdoor recess, for B-Fit time, and during certain units of PE.
Will be shared school-wide.
None available at this time.