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Mission Recess

Remember those carefree school afternoons playing red rover, tag, and leapfrog?

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Do you remember recess?

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No. Not that recess.

THIS recess

sort of...
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sort of...

Time when you got to leave class...

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(no running)

and play on one of -these- bad boys

Time you could spend with your friends

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Taking turns of course

Or read beneath a shady tree

Like a total Rory Gilmore
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Like a total Rory Gilmore

Maybe even make daisy chains for the group!

Cause you're a pretty, pretty princess
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Cause you're a pretty, pretty princess

Recess made all that possible

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but there are many other benefits to recess besides just socializing.

"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.

One superintendent is working to change that...

No. Not that guy.
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No. Not that guy.

Dr. Michael Hynes is a Superintendent in the Patchogue Medford School District in Long Island

Dr. Hynes' mission is to ensure that no student feels the way he did about school.

Dr. Hynes' mission is to ensure that no student feels the way he did about school.

Hynes had disengaged from school at a young age, but his love for tennis kept him going.

The other ball is life

The other ball is life

Now as a teacher, principal, and superintendent, Dr. Hynes wants to ensure every child is happy, doubling recess...

Giving them more free time to socialize and participate in activities, will result in students reaching their full potential.

He believes that if students are in school for 14,000 hours, they should leave knowing how good they can be at something.

That's why he began "Mission Recess"

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Listen to what Dr. Hynes has to say about the impact of a longer recess in his district and decide for yourself.

Recess Forever(yone)

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