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How much recess do you get?
Old 12-20-2013, 04:47 AM
 
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My first graders only get 20 minutes of recess. I think that doesn't seem like it is just enough! What do your first graders get for recess?


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Our students get 15 minutes during their actual school day. Our district says they get 30 minutes because they count before school. Not every child comes early to school so I don't count that time. I think it's sad that we don't have time for play in school anymore.
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:59 AM
 
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15 in the morning and 15 in the afternoon.
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Private school: 15 min morning and afternoon and 20 min after lunch.
Local public school: 30 min at lunch.
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15 minutes morning and afternoon and 40 minutes after lunch
Along with 30 minute P.E. period 4 out of 5 days


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Old 12-20-2013, 06:58 AM
 
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15 minutes, reality--5 if they are lucky. :-(
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:33 AM
 
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Public schools get 30 minutes for recess and 30 for lunch!
Catholic school gets 20 minutes for lunch and 20 for recess.
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First grade gets 20 min after lunch, because we fought to increase it from a miserly 10 mins. Grades 2-5 still only get the 10 mins. All-Day K gets two 20-min recesses. We all get Gym for 40 mins, 1X a week.

I love how they complain about childhood obesity, but don't think the severe reduction in recess minutes over the last 30 years has anything to do with it.
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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Recess is 25 minutes every day but they also get PE 3x/week for 50 minutes each day.
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15 min. am
20min. Lunch
15 min. pm


Love it!!


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Old 12-20-2013, 06:46 PM
 
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20 minutes AM (more like 15 or less by the time they get out there), and 20 (again, more like 15) minutes after lunch.

PE is twice a week for 40 minutes each time.
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:09 AM
 
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15 minutes in the morning / morning snack
50 minutes for lunch/recess
90 minutes of PE (full 90 minutes on one day)
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:14 PM
 
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15 minutes at lunch
10 minutes in afternoon
PE 2x a week 30 mins each day
Swimming 1x a week 30 minutes
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55 minutes a day
Old 12-21-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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We get morning and afternoon recess for 15 minutes each and a 20 minute recess at noon. They also get gym 3 times a week for 30 minutes. We tried to go without an afternoon recess one year and it was hell. Kids need time to run around and play. I would go insane if we did not have those recesses. Our school has pretty high test scores too.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:52 PM
 
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We get a 30 minute lunch and 30 minute recess (K-8 all get that).
We have PE twice a week for 30 minutes.
I frequently take my class out for about 10 minutes in the morning for some type of "movement activity."
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:09 AM
 
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Our school gets 30 minutes for recess either before or after a 30 minute lunch break.

They get PE twice a week for 30 minutes each, however that is a highly structured time. Although they are moving, it isn't free time for imaginative play.
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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We get 15 minutes a day which is not enough.
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50 minutes
Old 01-02-2014, 07:56 PM
 
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Private school
K-2 gets: Morning recess- 15 minutes, Lunch 20 minutes, Afternoon recess 15 minutes. We have P.E. 2x a week 30 minutes each time
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10-15 minutes
Old 01-04-2014, 05:04 AM
 
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15 minutes on a really good day, but usually about 10 minutes which is clearly not enough. I love (not) that some of the teachers also take away recess from the kids who are desperate to run around as a punishment. Who gets punished when they don't have an opportunity to run around?
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:49 PM
 
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My school system has very high academic expectations, but values the benefits of unstructured free-play. We have a 30-min recess in the morning 2x/week and 30-min PE 3x/week plus a 30-min afternoon recess. So they get 60 minutes of play a day. We have school from 8-3. I teach in a private school.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:27 AM
 
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20 minutes of recess daily
45 minutes of P.E 2x a week
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Old 01-17-2014, 04:07 PM
 
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40 after lunch 15 in morn then 15 in afternoon.
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:22 PM
 
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K-3 get 15 minutes in the morning, 30 minutes after they eat lunch, and 15 minutes in the afternoon. P.E. 25 minutes 2 or 3 times per week.
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:52 PM
 
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At our school no grade gets recess.
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:20 PM
 
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We get 10 mins after lunch which is such a joke. Why even bother? These kiddos need at least 20-30. That is one thing about my district that really upsets me.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:58 AM
 
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We don't get any recess. We have 25 minutes for lunch and then they have pe, music, or art for 50 min. per day. These kids need it so much. Not to mention it would be nice to have something to take from them when they are not following the rules.
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