A Small Step Could Make a Big Change!
Using a class meeting, they discussed the importance of physical activity and alternative discipline measures other than taking away recess. Once his teacher pledged to not use their 20 minute lunch recess as a punishment, he took the next step. With a clipboard in hand he took his proposed Health and Wellness policy from classroom to classroom asking each teacher to pledge to follow the policy. In just one morning he had over half of the teachers on board!
Although it is too soon to tell if these small steps will lead to an overall policy change at the school, I am hopeful.
Ashley Graves, Peiffer Elementary