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Added Oct 10 2017

Ms. Edwards
Smyser Elementary School
My students need 2 giant jenga games, 2 jumbo domino games, 3 jumbo checker games, and 3 jumbo connect four games to promote active engagement and movement during indoor recess.
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February 9, 2018
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  • Ms. Edwards, I've seen more than one request for funds from you in recent days. Sounds like someone has stopped looking for creative ways to engage your students and have just decided to throw $$$ at your "issue" of indoor recess activities.

    Gimme, gimme gimme continues..And Ms. Edwards is teaching your kids to be moochers in life.

    Well done Ms. Edwards!

  • Have you ever spent a day in a classroom filled with 30 kids, especially young ones in an elementary environment? What do you want them to do for indoor recess? Sit at their desks? Not play? Not move around? Read some studies on the importance of recess and its effects on learning. I would also guess these items would be shared with multiple classes.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Studies are not always accurate sounds like bs

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  • Old Irving Mar 30-year Old Irving Resident

    Ms. Edwards is it possible to purchase normal sized games at 10% of the cost. Next you'll be asking for a cabinet to store these oversized games! You must have a huge classroom to have these kids playing jumbo games. Perhaps you can check out some garage sales and pick up some normal sized games or ask the kids to bring their gently used and seldom played-with games from home. If I was to ever make any contribution to a public school it certainly would not be for games....remember this is school!

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    Some of the requests on here are ridiculous, many costing thousands of dollars. In the mean time, I'm reading articles how homework is bad for kids and they should stop giving it. Then add all the liberal indoctrination going on in education. Then kids are being taught to kneel during the anthem during their games and that this country is oppressing them. I worry for the future..

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    The only people that should kneel are the teachers for teaching kids how to mooch

  • Lava girl future resident

    Everyone has a budget and has to work within it. As for indoor activities, if funds are not available or cannot be raised then creative thinking has to kick in. Ex: whole classroom games like Madlibs (a game of which students will reinforce their grammar). This word game can be played as a whole class activity or broken in groups. U can buy 1 Madlib book for under $5 and xerox a copy to individual groups to create a funny story plugging in words...nouns, pronouns, adjectives, etc. it's fun at a minimal cost. ... or maybe break students into groups and have a game at the 'chalkboard' .. like drawing pictures to their group to guess the word that only the 'drawers' know.... or pantomime games. These are fun actuvities and the entire class is actively involved.
    Hope these ideas willl help when working with a budget.

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  • They have a gym and that is where indoor recess is held and the gym has equipment in it so use what you have and stop asking for money. SMH

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    I remember at recess we'd play dodgeball that the soft as puppy poop progressive parents deemed too violent for their little snowflakes.

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  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Mute, perhaps I wasn't clear.

    I'm o!d enough to have played both of the games you cited. Plus, Red River on steroids calked, "Johnny Tackle." For those that don't know that game, it was like red Rover played on asphalt or concrete with a minimum of a dusting of snow.

    I was only saying that in the last 10 years or so, vocal groups of parents nationwide have forced schools to eliminate any games children play that involves any risk of injury.

    Look at the playgrounds today compared to those us over 40 grew up playing on. I'm surprised students aren't required to wear helmets when they use the swings nowadays.

  • @weebis, that reminds me of something a friend said. she was looking for a small metal truck and was having trouble. she said where is all the toys with the sharp edges? everything is all plastic and rounded. I told her it was for safety. I asked, why in the world would you want a toy with sharp edges?. she said how else are you supposed to teach children to be careful? it was an unexpected point, but does make some sense I guess.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Inactive User, we survived those supposedly dangerous toys, played in the dirt and lived to tell about it.

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