Mrs. Horton (RTI Tutor), Ms. Miliano (kindergarten instructional assistant), and Mrs. Burke (speech language pathologist) playing with students.
Mrs. Hoyt (kindergarten teacher) playing with students.
Ms. Ryan (speech language pathologist assistant) playing with students.
Mrs. Kearney (kindergarten instructional assistant) playing withe students.
Mrs. Parnell (kindergarten teacher) and Mrs. Perry (school psychologist) playing with students.
Kindergarten classes at Pine Glen Elementary School today participated in Global School Play Day 2017 (GSPD). GSPD was promoted by Psychology Today and was celebrated by schools around the world. You can learn more about the benefits of unstructured play by visiting the official GSPD website: www.globalschoolplayday.com.
Though the play day was unstructured, it was still well supervised by teachers. Staff supported and fostered the many social skills involved in play. Turn taking, cooperation and mutual respect were modeled and practiced. In addition, mathematical skills such as counting and recognizing greater than, less than as well as same and different were reinforced along with ELA communication skills throughout the day too.
It is our hope that this day of play will inspire all of us to plan for more unstructured play time in our student's lives.