Mid Day Activity Break
- Alicia Uhl, Ridgewood Middle School
- Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership, Success with Funds
Last year our school won some funding from Fuel Up to Play and we purchased some sports equipment. In the middle school, the kids no longer get recess and they still need a break from school. The kids and teachers teamed up to come up with a solution. All of our classes are 43 minutes long, except for 5th hour because lunch makes the class run 1 hour. We decided to allow the kids to take a break before or after lunch for about 15-17 min. We take the equipment we earned last year outside and play games like kickball, football, 4-square, and other fun activities. Both students and teachers have found these breaks to be successful because the kids get to work off some of their energy and the teachers get to have some bonding time with the kids.