Ped 212 Week 4 Journal

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In the year of 1963, I started school in the first grade. We did not have kindergarten in the little town I lived in. I in Plew, Mo about 12 miles from Carthage Mo, in my first grade we were on one side of the room and the second grade was on the other side. I cannot remember much, but we had a lot of recess time and played for longer periods of time. In 1964 we moved to Pierce City were I spent second grade through 6th grade in the elementary school. We spent a lot of free time out side. Our playground equipment consist of merry-go-arounds, slides, teeter totters, slides, swings, baseball fields, and monkey bars. I remember in 3rd 0r 4th grade my hands slipped and I fall flat on my face. I can remember trying to cover my nose with my shirt because it was all swollen and black and blue. Now, a lot of playground equipment back then is no longer part of todays, playground equipment. For example, the merry-go-arounds, teeter totters, and monkey bar have been removed because too many children were getting hurt. We had balls of all kinds, jump ropes, hop scotch and even played hide-seek. I had three to four friend that stayed in my group to have fun with the activities we chose to play whether they were inside games or outside. However, if it was cold or raining our class had many fun activities that we could play as a group or as individuals. Our gym class was in the lunch room and after lunch was served the tables were folded up and lined against the walls. We had physical education every day. Today, some schools does not have physical education and the ones that do may have PE every other day or maybe half the time that should be allotted by state regulations. According to (Primary Headship, 2008), “teachers at primary schools, the requirements PE hours taught per week has risen from two to five” (p. 1). I n the summer time my family and I loved the outdoors. We played hard as kids back then, we rode our bicycles, play baseball, worked in the...
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