Limiting recess is limiting creativity, problem solving skills, opportunities for interpersonal skills and the creation of new friendships outside of the homeroom. I would like my children to survive happily in the 21st century with the fundamental, lifelong personal tools learned on a playground: Let him / her feel successful creating a new game, new rules, new roles, new characters and having others join in. For many who struggle academically it may be the only chance all day to take respite from struggle and allow confidence to blossom. I will not accept restricted recess for my children. There must be other ways of increasing academic performance. I support the high standard of teaching at this school but feel that restricting recess is a backwards step for creating well rounded, balanced and successful children. Please join this effort to "Let Them Play Everyday"
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Mary Vantine, United States1 year ago Comments: As a First grade teacher, I can without a doubt support this petition 100%. Recess benefits children in emotional, social, and physical aspects. Children NEED to PLAY and be ACTIVE in order to learn within the classroom setting. Shame on those who think academic scores and achievement should over power a child to be a child. RECESS IS ESSENTIAL!
Mary Lynn Weber, United States2 years ago Comments: ridiculous. even 15 min is beneficial
Jessica fischetti, United States2 years ago Comments: -
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