May 2



Last school year, some schools in the U.S., started a new recess program. Each day, teachers set up organized activity stations. Students can choose from games like soccer, volleyball, and four-square. This type of program, called a structured recess, is used by thousands of schools across the United States.  Why can’t we just get to do what we want?

At my school, recess is free time. Of course, teachers are around to make sure everyone behaves. But we can play whatever we want. After sitting in classes all morning, students need a break so we’ll be refreshed and ready to learn in the afternoon.

Plus, sometimes you just want to hang out with friends at recess. We have P.E. class to make sure we get enough exercise. Recess should be a time without so many rules so we can actually do something without being controlled.

July 10

Longer Lunch and Recess

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If you are a kid, you will probably think how come there is not enough recess or lunch? If you read this you can see why kids need time to do what they have to do.  These are what kids like which helps them stay fit and healthy.  Here are the reasons why.

If there is not enough recess kids can’t play and have fun. Longer recess will keep you in shape and healthy.  Not only does it let kids have a good time but kids will stay healthy and fit.  It’s good exercise for us kids, and helps us focus in class.

If there is longer lunch time there is more time to talk to our friends and gain friendships. If there is more time to talk to our friends during lunch, we won’t feel the urge to talk in class. If we don’t have a long lunch, we will not be able to visit our friends from other classes.

Longer lunch gives kids more time to eat. Kids need more time to eat so they do not end up throwing their food in the trash. The older kids sometimes will skip lunch because we are playing, a longer lunch would give us enough time to play, and enough time to eat.

In conclusion, if Curie staff will allow us to play and enjoy a longer lunch, kids will become much healthier. If this happens kids at Curie Elementary will be much happier.

February 1

Kids needs a longer recess time

This is a kids playground.

Can you imagine what it would be like if kids had longer recess time. If we had a longer recess we would have time to eat a healthy snack. We would also have time to play and run around. If you have longer recess kids will like school more. I think recess should be longer.

If  the school had longer recess, more kids will like school and some kids will get to eat their snacks and play. Sometimes kids want to eat their snack but they don’t get enough time to play. Say that I was eating my snack and I don’t get enough to play, tetherball, backstop, wall ball, and all the other stuff I want to do.

We need to eat snack to be healthy. We need to be healthy so we can have a healthy mind and ready to learn. Kids need to be nutritious. We need to run and get exercise at recess so we can be healthy. Being healthy is very important.

I think we should have a 30 minute recess. So we can can eat our snack for at least 10 minutes and play for 20 minutes. The reason why we don’t have longer recess is because, they think that we should have more learning time then playtime. I think we already have enough learning time.