• Ashley Pence Hello, I’m Ashley Pence, your new recess coordinator. You may have spotted me outside setting up games and playing with the students. My goals for recess are to have a fun and safe environment with a variety of options for our students at all age levels. I will be introducing weekly games! There will be a link below to show your students in class the right way to play before recess.

     

     

    -Teachers should be in the practice of talking to students about their plans before every recess goes a long way toward making recess safe, fun, and predictable for kids (community circle/morning meeting would be a great time for this)

    -Reminders: All equipment is to be shared and used safely (If equipment is not being used safely, it will be put away for the day)

    -Game of the Week: Magic Tag

    -How to Play:

    -The object of the game is to avoid being tagged by the magicians who are trying to turn everyone into magic wands.

    -If you get tagged by the magician you turn into a magic wand and freeze.

    -You stay a magic wand until two people join hands creating a circle around you and say “Abracadabra!” to undo the spell.

    -If you are not tagged you are avoiding the magicians and undoing the spell for the magic wands.

    -Rotate the magicians so that everyone has a chance to be the magician.

    -If you have any suggestions or questions, feel free to email me @ pencea@hsd.k12.or.us