We see the playground as part of the learning environment at Turning Point School. Not only does it play an important role in social and physical development, but it also is the place where students make some of their first personal choices about socialization, cooperation, and conduct. Teachers help direct students in personal decision making through understanding the importance of friendliness, sharing, and conflict resolution. Playground games insist upon collaboration, not rivalry. Enthusiasm and team spirit are rewarded, and every child’s effort receives support.