A Principal’s Heart…..Play Time!
If you asked most students what their favorite part of the school day happens to be, the response overwhelmingly would be RECESS! One of my favorite times of the day is when I get the opportunity to be with my students on the playground. Sometimes I eat lunch out there; sometimes I swing, and sometimes I just observe. What a remarkable place! Digging for treasures, catching caterpillars on leaves, smiling, and chasing one another all make for a great afternoon! How refreshing it is to see our students and their personalities blossom on the playground! So many life lessons are learned at recess from play. These lessons include sharing, socializing, patience, kindness and forgiveness.
In today’s hectic world we are so structured with planned activities that the simple joy of being a child is underrated. Children need to run and play and shout with joy without any hesitation or inhibitions and just be themselves.
If you are having a particularly hard day, consider searching for the nearest playground. Time spent there can lift your spirits, rejuvenate your soul and make you smile!