Recess time on rainy days can prove challenging for schools due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, first grade teacher Jeffrey Almonaitis at Riverhead Central School District’s Phillips Avenue Elementary School has found a way to engage his students’ creativity while keeping them safe.
Almonaitis has created STEM/STEAM-themed indoor “recess bags” for each of his students. The bags contain items that encourage ingenuity and imagination, such as foam shapes designed for building.
Almonaitis plans to add more supplies and incorporate challenges into the students’ bags as the year progresses.