Longer Days Should Have More Play
The school board added 15 minutes to the instructional day, which will allow the 2016-2017 school year to end May 25, 2017 with 173 days of instruction for students.
In this petition, we are requesting that at least the Kindergarten and First Grade have the extra 15 minutes as free play. Not movie watching, not directed activity, but free play...outside whenever possible. There is a lot of solid data that supports free play as having a greater impact on test scores than additional instructional time...
• On the playground, children exercise
leadership, teach games to one
another, take turns, and learn to
• In a free choice situation, children
learn negotiation skills in order to
keep the play going.
To see more information on the impact that free play has on the education of young children, visit: https://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200909/On Ou...
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION IF YOU AGREE WITH MORE FREE PLAY FOR OUR YOUNG CHILDREN!!!