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  • 99% of the problems we have are due to kids not playing. AD&D, voting Democrat, being Fatty McFatFat, all the problems of the world can be traced to kids not playing.
  • But you can't grade kids on recess.

    Yet.
  • wildcardjack: But you can't grade kids on recess.

    Yet.


    I thought that was called 'gym class'.
  • Thunderpipes: 99% of the problems we have are due to kids not playing. AD&D, voting Democrat, being Fatty McFatFat, all the problems of the world can be traced to kids not playing.


    I see your problem right there, fatty.
  • fark that!

    We need more cube farmers.
  • StoPPeRmobile: fark that!

    We need more cube farmers.


    Most already potato shaped. I don't think they need help upgrading to Jabba the Hut and dead by 50 (Dog knows I've seen my share of both working in a cube farm).

    //Recess can be good, Physical Education is good
  • This applies all thru life.
    Some of my best education came at breaktime or downtime.
  • What's the point? Hardly anyone in the U.S. understands the point of fitness. I travel a bit and see all kinds of gyms, but it's always the same: 40% are trying to make their bodies skinny, 40% are trying to make their bodies lumpy, and most of the rest are just there to maintain a smug sense of superiority. I joined a fight gym just so I could train around other people who are training for a purpose, even though I will never step into a ring.
  • Infobahn: Thunderpipes: 99% of the problems we have are due to kids not playing. AD&D, voting Democrat, being Fatty McFatFat, all the problems of the world can be traced to kids not playing.

    I see your problem right there, fatty.


    Advanced Dungeons and Dragons?
  • threadjackistan: Infobahn: Thunderpipes: 99% of the problems we have are due to kids not playing. AD&D, voting Democrat, being Fatty McFatFat, all the problems of the world can be traced to kids not playing.

    I see your problem right there, fatty.

    Advanced Dungeons and Dragons?


    Damn bit better than 3.5.
  • more recess and bring shop back.
    get rid of cursive writing
  • that was my nickname in highschool: What's the point? Hardly anyone in the U.S. understands the point of fitness.


    Recess isn't about fitness. It's about getting outside or in the gym. Moving around, Doing something that isn't thinking and learning. Disconnect the brain from the learning mode, and when it comes back after recess it will be more refreshed, relaxed, and inclined to learn more.

    Fitness is just a side benefit.
  • wildlifer: more recess and bring shop back.
    get rid of cursive writing


    cursive writing defines a nation. without it we are just savages.
  • My first grader has two days of recess a week and three days of PE. One of the days in PE is devoted strictly to crossfit, one day are crossfit "games" and then the third day of PE are for your more traditional PE type activities...including dodgeball.

    i really wish they would have recess everyday just to let the kids burn off some of the craziness and to give the kids a mental break. It just amazes me how much more academically aggressive they are now versus when I was in school and 20 minutes to just play would be very useful I think.
  • BizarreMan: that was my nickname in highschool: What's the point? Hardly anyone in the U.S. understands the point of fitness.

    Recess isn't about fitness. It's about getting outside or in the gym. Moving around, Doing something that isn't thinking and learning. Disconnect the brain from the learning mode, and when it comes back after recess it will be more refreshed, relaxed, and inclined to learn more.

    Fitness is just a side benefit.


    I always think of the hot Italian girl in my abnormal psych course that claimed there was no ADHD in Italy because those kids got a good dose of after school soccer practice. Seriously though, it's cruel to expect elemental age boys to sit quietly at a desk for a full school day.
  • Kids MUST learn how to socialize properly if they want any hope of a normal, successful life when they get older. It's a non-negotiable. Recess is a huge part of learning how to socialize properly.

    /playing "popcorn" with the giant parachute and playground balls was AWESOME
  • Even with my one year old, he's MUCH easier to handle and better behaved if he's recently had outdoor play time. I hope recess is still around by the time he hits kindergarten.
  • I wanted to email this article to my son's Principal. The boy is in 5th grade. They were having a "Lockdown Drill" right before the vacation. Some of the kids wouldn't shut up.
    The Principal got angry and took away recess for the entire 5th grade until next month. Anyone who knows my son, knows that he's a good kid and was doing what he was supposed to do. He said "Not only did we lose recess, but we'd all be dead, cause they can't shut up."

    Anyway, I'm against group punishment, but I'm really against taking away recess.
  • Agrees.

    /I think it would be a good proposition for this new year to actually build on his dream
  • Fano: Seriously though, it's cruel to expect elemental age boys to sit quietly at a desk for a full school day.


    If they take their meds they'll be nice, quiet, compliant and not cause problems.
  • Fifty years ago, fresh off his success as the composer of "The Music Man," Meredith Willson got American kids exercising via the "Chicken Fat" song:

    Link

    /Much slimmer nation then, and I don't just blame the HFCS
  • punishmentforshoplifting: Kids MUST learn how to socialize properly if they want any hope of a normal, successful life when they get older. It's a non-negotiable. Recess is a huge part of learning how to socialize properly.

    /playing "popcorn" with the giant parachute and playground balls was AWESOME


    Theory: we have more violent deviants today because kids don't have as much semiunsupervised play time. Kids don't have to figure out have to get along playing stick ball with other kids, they can just report to the nearest authority figure to make the other kid do what you want.

    Also, popcorn was awesome, as was lifting the parachute, then everyone getting inside and letting it fall on you.
  • BizarreMan: that was my nickname in highschool: What's the point? Hardly anyone in the U.S. understands the point of fitness.

    Recess isn't about fitness. It's about getting outside or in the gym. Moving around, Doing something that isn't thinking and learning. Disconnect the brain from the learning mode, and when it comes back after recess it will be more refreshed, relaxed, and inclined to learn more.

    Fitness is just a side benefit.


    This This This. Take away recess and make them FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS far past what small children are capable of doing, and then wonder why ADHD diagnoses are through the farking roof.
  • wildcardjack: But you can't grade kids on recess.

    Yet.


    My grade 5 teacher complained to my mom at a Parent-Teacher night that "All Suziequzie does during recess is sit on the curb and read." I guess in his eyes I was failing recess.
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