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A Playground Plan For South Shore Prek-8 School, Barbara J. Mann May 2013

A Playground Plan For South Shore Prek-8 School, Barbara J. Mann

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The purpose of this project was to create a comprehensive playground safety manual of procedures for South Shore PreK-8 School, that can possibly be implemented at other K-5 schools. The manual will make it clear to both students and staff playground safety procedures for students and instructions for staff in supervision. The information gathered finds that when students play in safe manners with specific rules and expectations, that the number of incidents from injury and conflict are reduced. Children need to be taught rules for games, instead of expected to figure out rules for games they do not know how ...


Student Government: Developing A Student Government In An Urban Elementary School, Nicole Lenee Sykes Feb 2008

Student Government: Developing A Student Government In An Urban Elementary School, Nicole Lenee Sykes

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School community is critically important for healthy adolescent development. School connectedness has been found to be even more powerful than family connectedness in terms of protection against acting out behaviors in adolescence (Harrison & Narayan, 2003 ). Increasing student involvement in urban elementary settings through student government would unify students, communities, parents and staff. Establishing a student government in an urban school setting promotes student voice, student interest and helps tie community and staff together. The importance of belonging is essential in providing a safe and productive educational environment.