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ERIC Number: ED441802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 84
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7619-7528-4
Help! It's an Indoor Recess Day.
Novak, Dori E.
This book provides a collection of easy-to-implement ideas and creative strategies designed to help teachers manage indoor recess by developing temporary playrooms. Chapter 1 helps teachers make a good assessment of the present situation. Chapter 2 encourages teachers to take heart, no matter how frustrated they may have been in the past, and consider a new way of looking at the situation. Chapter 3 introduces a four-corners, step-by-step approach to managing indoor recess. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 explain how to accommodate different play styles and interests by creating special areas that are stocked with rainy day activities (engrossing games, creative pursuits, and quiet activities). Chapter 7 discusses a special area of the room, called the time-out corner, where children who have temporarily lost control of themselves can regain composure with dignity. Chapter 8 explains how the teacher can introduce the new system to students, monitor implementation, and correct any problems. Chapter 9 provides a variety of ideas for additional activity areas, with suggestions for their location, setup, and use. Chapter 10 takes a more in-depth look at what it takes to keep the system fresh and fun over time. (SM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A