Playgrounds Around The World

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From the Church Ground School in St. John Parish, Nevis

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From the Waupaca Learning Center in Wisconsin

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The WLC Playground Video

KMZ File – Click here to open a Google Earth file that will fly you from our playground in Essex Junction, VT to this Playground in Waupaca, Wisconsin


From Bella Vista Trujillo Colon Honduras

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KMZ File – Click here to open a Google Earth file that will fly you from our playground in Essex Junction, VT to this Playground in Trujillo, Honduras


From the Thatcher Brook Primary School in Waterbury, Vermont

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Playground Voicethread from the Thatcher Brook Third Grade

Playground Video with students photographs and drawings from the Thatcher Brook Kindergarten Class

KMZ File – Click here to open a Google Earth file that will fly you from our playground in Essex Junction, VT to this Playground at the  Thatcher Brook Primary School in Waterbury, Vermont


From the Kamehameha  Elementary School – Hawaii

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A video of the video conference between our second graders and the  Kamehameha Elementary School students

KMZ File – Click here to open a Google Earth file that will fly you from our playground in Essex Junction, VT to this Playground at the Kamehameha Elementary School – Hawaii

Watch the following video to see how our playground is similar and different from our friends’ playground in Hawaii?



Hindmotor Education Center, West Bengal, India

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KMZ File – Click here to open a Google Earth file that will fly you from our playground in Essex Junction, VT to this Playground in West Bengal, India


From the  Lincoln School – Heredia, Costa Rica

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KMZ File – Click here to open a Google Earth file that will fly you from our playground in Essex Junction, VT to this Playground the the Lincoln School – Heredia, Costa Rica


From Orchard School in South Burlington, VT

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This KMZ file will open in Google Earth and demonstrate all the different aspects of  Orchard School’s playground


From Summit Street School in Essex Junction, VT

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Our Kindergarten Class

Our Kindergarten Slideshow – Sharing our Playgrounds

The photos and videos below are from our Kindergarten students videoconference with the Thatcher Brook Primary School on April 12. 2011

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Our First Grade Class

Some of Summit Street School’s first graders’  favorite  playground activities:

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First Grade Slideshow – Our  Favorite Playground Activity


Our Second Grade Class

Some of Summit Street School’s second graders’ favorite playground activities:

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Below are some images from our video-conference with the Kamehameha Elementary School in Hawaii

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Second Grade Video – Playground Photostory


Our Third Grade Class

Some of Summit Street School’s third graders’  favorite  playground activities:

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Our Third Graders Playground Slideshow

Our Videos

Greg sledding video:

Jackson sledding video

Ella eating snow video

Medic Demonstration

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Tag demonstration


What did we learn?

How has this project influenced how we feel about our own playground?

Below the second graders reflect on what they have learned about playgrounds in other communities and what they would like in their own playground.