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Before School Recess

By
Kim Crane,   Hodge Elementary School
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Physical Activity Participation
We have started a before school recess this year from 7:10 to 7:40 AM each day. All of the students are either outside on the playground areas or inside in designated areas. We have activities for everyone. The students love it and it is a great way to start their day.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Administration, teachers and students had input on how the morning recess was going to work. We have different areas of play for different grade levels. We have teachers in every area supervising the students. Students and teachers have given suggestions on ways to make it better.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

The weather and students not being dressed appropriately were sometimes challenging. If the weather is bad, we have stations inside that the students go to like Just Dance room, brain gym room, p.e. games in the gym and on the stage. If students are not dressed to be outside on cold days, they can go to the library.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

The students seem better behaved and more focused. They are ready to come in and learn.