“I am pleased to share that through the advisory committees efforts, the curriculum and instruction team has reviewed the school instructional day and have developed options for how to incorporate recess/physical activity time without compromising instructional time, which we plan to implement for the 2018-19 school year,” he said in the statement.Superintendent Javier Abrego released a statement applauding the recommendations work and said they would “be the foundation for constructive ch
When KUOW started tracking recess times four years ago, we found only one Seattle school that reported average recess times of 20 minutes a day or less. Today, schools offer that little recess.Many principals – especially those at schools with a higher percentage of low-income students – said they limit recess to avoid discipline problems.
Some schools in allow children to spend an hour or two to socialize or to step out of the classroom per day. Some schools do not have a dedicated recess period, instead allowing a ten-minute break per class session. For lunch, students either pack or buy from the school&aposs lunch area. After lunch time there is a quiet period. During this period, children may read at their desks or play by themselves. Meanwhile, a few students are chosen to help clean up from lunch, which may be perceived as a coveted assign
There’s a counter-movement brewing, though. One Dallas board member recently joined a growing chorus of recess advocates, pushing for mandatory recess.