The Self-Regulated Teacher

Our personal journey towards self-regulation in Kindergarten

Playground

Playground Rules and Boundaries

Throughout the school year, Ridgeview Kindergarten students will have their morning recess separate from the rest of the school. Grades 1-7 has recess from 10:20-10:40 am. During this time, the Kindergarten students eat their snack in their classrooms. We wash our hands, and eat our snack quietly at the tables.

From 10:40-11:00 am our students play on the playground under the supervision of Ridgeview Teaching Assistants. At this time, the teachers take their recess break.

While the children are at school, they must follow these rules. Although they may be allowed to play in certain areas under parental supervision, the concern for the safety of the number of children in our classes prevents us from doing so.

 

  • Students are expected to stay within the adventure playground border
  • Students are expected to slide down the slides, facing forward
  • Students are expected to run facing forward
  • Students are expected to play safely and stay in their personal space
  • Students will NOT chase each other on the playground; NO tag games
  • Students will NOT play in the forest area until a time determined by the teachers
  • Students will NOT play on the grassy hill that runs along Mathers Street
  • Students will NOT climb up the slide or jump off the adventure playground

Students will receive a verbal warning if they are not following the playground rules. If students refuse to cooperate and follow the rules, they will be asked to sit on the bench during playtime to reflect and think about their behaviour.

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