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It’s Almost Picnic Table Season

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Picnic tables bring thoughts of warm weather and sunshine.

Picnic TableAs we say goodbye to the colder winter months, what better way to say hello to the unfolding warm season than by breaking bread outside with friends and co-workers? Whether young, old or somewhere in between, a picnic table is a visual and physical means of saying to someone, sit, enjoy and eat.

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Caprock Furniture: The New Economical School Furniture Brand

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Caprock Furniture is the newest product line available here at Worthington Direct that we’re proud to feature as a provider of affordable school furniture.

Caprock Furniture for schools

Despite being furniture for schools on a budget, you’ll find Caprock products don’t lack in quality. Take a look at the excellent furniture we offer from them and how durable they are for longstanding use in any educational facility.

Activity Tables

A school using Caprock school tables can expect years of durability thanks to their 1-1/8″ thick thermofused melamine laminated tops and tubular steel legs. Because these are activity tables, they can be used for not only general activity but also as a computer work station. They’re all adjustable and can essentially be used in any room for different purposes.

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The History of One-Room Schools

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One-room schools were commonplace throughout rural portions of various countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In most rural (country) and small town schools, all of the students met in a single room. There, a single teacher taught academic basics to five to eight grade levels of elementary-age boys and girls.

The quality of facilities at one-room schools varied with local economic conditions, but generally, the number of children at each grade level would vary with local populations. Most buildings were of simple frame construction, some with the school bell on a cupola. In Midwestern states, sod construction was also used, as well as stone in areas such as portions of the southwest where trees were scarce. In some locations, the schoolhouse was painted red, but most seem to have been white.

The blackboard really is a black board, made of wide boards painted black. It was not until much later that slate was used for chalkboards, although students often had individual slates for writing practice.

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Playground Furniture and Activities for Kids

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Playground games have been around longer than the inception of the modern playground itself, and children have been playing some of the more popular playground games for years. Tag, kickball, dodgeball, hopscotch, and jump rope have remained long-standing favorites at recess.

Newer playground games such as tetherball, funnel ball, and four square may not be as time-tested, but they have still been favorites on many school playgrounds for a number of years. Today’s modern playgrounds have top-notch equipment, including sand & water tables, tricycles and trikes that entertain kids and keep them active.

Still, many kids today have never heard of Red Rover or freeze tag, and with the threat of recess being removed in many schools, these popular playground games could be lost forever.One of the most valuable things a child can learn from playground games is fairness. Many games and activities require taking turns, and thus give a group of children a chance to work out a fair way to play. Encouraging kids to be fair and take turns often requires adult input, but most kids catch on quickly.
In many schools, the physical education teacher introduces kids to playground games like kickball, freeze tag, and four square. If you live in an area where recess time is threatened, address your local school board or administration. As the obesity rate among youth continues to rise, active play time is the last thing that kids should be without. If you can volunteer to teach kids some of the traditional playground games you used to play, it might renew a sense of physical activity and fun at your school or neighborhood park. Even if you don’t have kids in school, but are seeing a decline in active participation games and activities in your local schools, consider donating playground equipment such as playground hanging fence easels, outdoor benches, picnic tables, and expanded metal trash cans to keep the area clean. These are all inexpensive items, but they are sometimes overlooked as non-essential in schools facing budget cuts. Keeping kids active and playing is essential to their health and development.

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