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While out at recess with her students, Mrs. Ledet found that they would frequently fall and scrape their knee or ask for a tissue. Because she teaches 20+ students with no para-professional or co-teacher, it was frustrating to have to stop recess to help one student or send a student inside for assistance. After seeing a similar idea on Pinterest, she decided to make a recess kit for herself!
Mrs. Ledet started with a plastic tote, then added tissues, hand sanitizer, peroxide wipes, and bandages. She left space for her water bottle (self-care through hydration!) and the walkie-talkie that she uses to communicate with the front office if necessary. She has also added paper towels (which she puts in a gallon-sized bag so they are waterproof) and a bottle of water for rinsing. One year, she had a parent who requested bug spray be applied to their child when going outside, so it was handy to have a place to keep it!
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