Graduate Project Title

A Rainy Day Project for Noon Recesses

Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1984

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Robert Carlton

Second Committee Member

Byron L. DeShaw

Third Committee Member

Joe Schomer


The Rainy Day Project was designed to meet the needs of approximately 758 students, 35 certified teachers including specialists, and 10 classified staff members during days designated by administrative personnel as closed outdoor playground days. It was created as a result of inclement weather conditions in the Grays Harbor County region of Washington State. The primary purpose for the creation of this project was to give students an alternative to sitting in classroom modules or standing under eaves of the school building. The alternative activity was the showing of video tapes during two different lunch recesses. The alternative aided in curtailing discipline problems for supervising personnel brought about because of the conditions facing the student population. Another purpose for this project was to obtain a better understanding of the procedure used during a curriculum change within an elementary school setting. The results indicate an overwhelming support for this project to be continued during the 1984-85 school year.