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Meet Coach CiCi, one of our Playworks Maryland AmeriCorps members. Coach CiCi is always smiling. She arrives extra early to greet each student with a bright, “Good morning!” And at the end of every day, Coach is at the doors again to say, “Good bye! Make good choices!”  When Coach discovered that some kindergartners were going home alone, she started a walking group and walks them home, greeting the neighbors with her bright smile.

Learn more about her service: http://www.playworks.org/communities/maryland/news/celebrating-americorps-member-coach-cici
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Twelve fun activities and games for yet another recess inside the classroom.
By February, many of us have had more indoor recess than we prefer. Teachers, paraprofessionals, coaches, and other recess monitors feel just as trapped as the students. As indoor days increase, we find ourselves in survival mode. Here are some new games and activities to make your next indoor recess a successful one…
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Don't let crazy winter weather keep you down!
We owe it to our children to create a strategic plan and coordinate efforts to make this time fun and healthy. The payoff will be huge in terms of the overall physical and mental well-being of the children....
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From exceeding our goal of serving 450,000 kids nationwide to expanding our operations into the Georgia region, there have been many big wins for Playworks, but here are our top five:
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Six tips for parents (and educators) to develop thankfulness in children.
In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, we’re thinking a lot about thankfulness and gratitude here at Playworks. So we posed the question: How do we create thankful kids? After much discussion and reading, we’d like to share six tips for parents (and educators) to develop thankfulness in children.
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What games do you have planned for Halloween?
Hope everyone has a Healthy Halloween--full of great candy, delicious food, active play and fun! Introduce a few Halloween activities by adding new names or varied roles to your favorite games. Or try one of these Halloween-themed games:
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Happy AmeriCorps Week to our 245 members serving more than 410,000 hours to their communities! We're so proud of you.

(Photo of our Playworks Massachusetts AmeriCorps coaches.) #AmeriCorpsWorks   #AmeriCorpsCoach   #AmeriCorpsWeek   #ACWeek  
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Looking for some indoor games? Triangle Tag is incredibly active, requires no equipment, and can be played in a small space.
Do your students get stuck indoors when it's cold, rainy or snowy? It's time to introduce some new fun, active games that can be played indoors. This week's game is incredibly active, requires no equipment, and can be played in a small space. The Game of the Week is Triangle Tag!
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Are you getting outside to play?
Rain or cold temperatures doesn't need to spell the end of outdoor play. There are many ways children can benefit of playing outside in any weather.
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"Play and Dr. King both teach us that in attempting to change things for the better, the best place to start is by practicing kindness and empathy with ourselves." - Jill Vialet
I was having a conversation with a coworker about all the recent strife and conflict in the world, and the question about the relevance of the work we do arose. When people are dying and so overwhelmed by hatred and anger, does it really make a difference to be focusing on play and recess?
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Defiantly all work and no play.......mot gonna be a good day lol
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Hula Ball is a fun game for students! #indoorrecess
Do your students get stuck indoors when it's cold, rainy or snowy? It's time to introduce some new fun, active games that can be played indoors. This week's game is similar to four square, but played with three hula hoops and a ball. The Game of the Week is Hula Ball!
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What steps do you take to help children develop social-emotional skills?
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We create a place for every kid on the playground -- a place where every kid belongs, has fun and is a part of the game.

Principals tell us that nearly all discipline-related problems in school occur during lunch and recess. Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn, the kids return to class upset and unable to focus.

We can change this. Recess should be fun and energetic and safe and inclusive for everyone. Isn't that what we want for all kids in elementary school today?

When recess becomes a healthy, integral part of the school day, kids carry that positive experience with them beyond the playground.