Latest on playground improvements

We’re making good progress on the design for the southwest corner of our playground (the current playfield / mud puddle).  Over 300 people–Gatewood and Cottage School students, families, teachers, and neighbors–provided feedback on the three design options presented in various venues in March.  From that feedback, we’ve merged the favorite elements from each into one design, … More Latest on playground improvements

Playground survey results

We had over 70 people respond to our school survey about improvements we’d like to see in the southwest corner of the playground (the field).  Thanks to everyone who responded! The top five elements desired in the southwest corner of the playground (current field) were ranked by students and adults as follows: Students’ Ranking Adults’ Ranking … More Playground survey results

Next steps?

What’s next in greening our schoolyard?  Starting work in the garden! After a few presentations and meetings over the past couple of weeks, we have a green light from the school and district to move ahead with garden improvements. Teachers are excited, school leadership is supportive, and the district is behind us as long as … More Next steps?

Different Strokes

How do your kids roll during recess? My three kids are very different people who use their free time in different ways. During school recess, one would choose to hang with friends and play imaginative games, one would sometimes opt for taking a quiet break by herself, and one is all about burning off the energy with kinetic play and ball games. … More Different Strokes