Skip to comments.At McLean School, Playing Tag Turns Into Hot Potato
Posted on 04/15/2008 1:10:36 PM PDT by Proverbs 3-5
A playground pastime is getting a timeout this spring at a McLean elementary school.
Robyn Hooker, principal of Kent Gardens Elementary School, has told students they may no longer play tag during recess after determining that the game of chasing, dodging and yelling "You're it!" had gotten out of hand. Hooker explained to parents in a letter this month that tag had become a game "of intense aggression."
The principal said that her goal is to keep students safe and that she hopes to restore tag (as well as touch football, also now on hold) after teachers and administrators review recess policies.
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Took the words right out of my mouth.
The bubble wrapping of society continues...
Next: Students will not be allowed to wipe their own bottoms after pottying.
This is *exactly* why female principals are a mistake.
The feminization of our boys is in full swing.
Hookers weren’t allowed in school back in my day...
I have no love for the eduKKKrats, but I wonder if the greedy trial lawyer parasites aren’t more to blame for this.
They’re making kids into sissies!
Maybe they'e playing full body contact tag.
You're still "It" unless you flying-tackle little Billy.
So that they'll grow up into reliable little socialists.
Huh? What planet did bungee-jumping or scuba diving ever occur at recess?
Its only a matter of time before recess becomes this!
That’s becasue they realized you were an uncoordinated klutz! :-)
And this is why they aren’t allowed to stand to pee any more....
“Maybe they’e playing full body contact tag.”
That is what the problem is in this case. Tag is one thing, slamming kids to the ground is another. As is grabbing them by the extremities or the neck to effect a fall.
Of course, dog piling is only allowed in bath houses these days.
Seems silly to clamp down on a cardio activity while kids are getting more and more obese (or so we hear).
Maybe it’s easier to do “other” things if you can keep them from running....if you know what I mean.
It stinks, that’s all.
That was one of our all time favorites as kids!
Everything that is not forbidden is mandatory. (Or is it the other way around?)
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