Do you remember recess?
Time when you got to leave class...
and play on one of -these- bad boys
Time you could spend with your friends
Or read beneath a shady tree
Maybe even make daisy chains for the group!
Recess made all that possible
"With recess, children have choices and can organize their own games, figure out what's fair, and learn a lot of social behavior that they don't learn in P.E."
Georgia State's Olga Jarrett outlined the benefits of recess in a recent Scholastic article. Despite her advice and suggestions from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) that recommend "elementary school children have at least 20 minutes of recess daily", across the country recess is being cut from the school day.