students have a lot to look forward to when they go back to school on August 28. Thanks to an $14,000 "Keep Kids Movin'" grant from Clorox, the school playground will be sporting new chin up station with three horizontal bars, two sets of parallel bars, a double back climber, and a "Reflex."
Nicole Steward, of the , wrote:
"A 'Reflex' is a multi-child play component that allows 15-20 kids to work together to create a wave-like motion that mimics the sensation of rolling waves. The best part is that because the Reflex ultimately requires multiple kids to play and work together to get it to work, it ultimately encourages group interaction!"
Third grade teacher, Jennifer Guerin, along with first grade teacher, Martha Allen, scored the substantial grant for the school.
"Mrs. Allen and I are so excited about receiving this grant for the students at Lydiksen and the entire community. Our staff has been working hard to ensure that every student is actively engaged at recess and having fun. With larger class sizes and rigorous academics, the children need plenty of opportunities to run, twirl, climb, and keep moving during recess."
This is not the first grant Guerin has gotten for the school. She has found grants for the school's tile murals, the library and multi-purpose murals, dictionaries, art lessons for classrooms, tether ball courts and for the large playground flag.
Have you seen the new playground equipment at Lydiksen yet?