Bright Space Ramps up Recess for Edgewood Students
- Joe Gallo, Edgewood El Sch
- Physical Activity Participation
Our 5th grade Fuel Up team members worked with their Program Advisors and parent helpers to bring a playground area back to life. The plan was to brighten the space with new top coating and paint. The students worked on creating a design with available stencils. The area was for all students and included academic paintings for teachers to get the students up and moving during the school day. There are shapes, math, MY Plate and alphabet areas for teachers, students, and families to access before during and after school hours. We started a student, parent, teacher and Program Advisor team to coordinate the play. The group meet several times to create the plan for the grant. We then got together several times to decide which stencils to use where and design a lay out. We also selected dates to work on painting. It was a great deal of fun!! Students talked with the Program Advisors; teachers and parents to create the plan. They then worked together to gather equipment and paint. During each of the painting sessions the students set up the stencils and paint selected. After the session, they worked to clean the items and stencils up and have the ready for the next time.