Each year, the Dover PTO parents host a family picnic during the first week of school. Please click on the podcast link below to hear two Chickering Reporters, Nolan and Rico, as they describe this event.
The playground at our school has just had some fabulous renovations of our new playground equipment. Over the summer the following equipment was installed: 2 basketball hoops at different heights, four-square outlines, spiral slide, DNA Strand, stage, Plinko, painted map of the United States, chess and checkers.
We were curious about students’ opinions, so we asked them a couple of questions. We wondered if they had a favorite. The DNA Strand is one of the two top choices. Some students shared “ It goes in different motions; you get to twist and turn and do crazy things,” “different from monkey bars,” and “ fun to climb upside down.”
The second popular apparatus is the Plinko. “It is an unique piece of equipment; you never know where the balls will come out,” “every kid gets a chance to throw the ball,” and “reminds him of basketball.”
We were also curious to know if something was missing from the playground. Most of the students we interviewed thought the playground was complete; they couldn’t think of anything to improve the playground. But one student suggested the bridge that connects the two forts … bounce! Another student suggested more opportunities to play on the upper field: soccer, tag football, and basketball.
We all love to play on the playground now that we have new equipment, which makes it even more entertaining at recess.