Mrs. Schwab and Mrs. Gesner Teach Respectful Playground Skills to 2nd Grade Class

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Mrs. Schwab and Mrs. Gesner taught a lesson in June 2014 to Mrs. Gesner’s 2nd Grade class on Respectful recess skills.

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Mrs. Schwab and Mrs. Gesner taught the class about playing fair and having compassion for others, which means asking a child who is alone to play in the game.  This is called including others.  They also taught the students when to get help from a teacher – if a child is hurting feelings, bodies, or belongings.  This is called reporting /telling.  On the other hand, tattling is when a child is not hurting feelings, body, or belongings, such as telling the teacher when a student is eating candy when they aren’t supposed to be eating candy, or telling the teacher that a student is coloring instead of doing their spelling paper.  Those issues are the teacher’s job to talk to address with students.

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Respectful games brainstorm anchor chart by Mrs. Gesner’s students.

photoMrs Gesner's 2nd Gde Class Recess Skills 6 2014

Mrs. Schwab plays a ball toss game with Mrs. Gesner’s class, to practice respectful recess skills.  The children also practiced keeping a respectful distance from each other, which Mrs. Schwab and Mrs. Gesner call “bubble space.”  Mrs. Schwab loves teaching with Mrs. Gesner!