It's a cool, crisp, autumn morning as 100 second and third graders burst onto the playground for a much-needed break from the academic demands of the day. Some make a beeline to a kickball game starting up in a far corner of the playground with the "recess/lunch teacher" serving as pitcher and referee. Others dart to the play structure supervised by an instructional aide. In mid-field, a lively round of relay races starts to take shape with the help of two fifth-grade peer mediators.
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