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Soul Eater
January 27th, 2009, 07:15 AM
I say yes. The reason is because it gives kids a chance to run around and get their excersice. Plus, it's good for them to interact with other children and make friends, you know?

I remember my recess. :'D It was my only favorite subject as a kid and kids love having free time to run around. :B

♣Gawain♣
January 27th, 2009, 07:20 AM
I thought recess is already part of the kid's school schedule. The staff(of every school, I guess), always consider having the kids some playtime as one part of their healthy development.

the bitter end.
January 27th, 2009, 07:22 AM
Yes, you do need to learn the important subjects they teach, but you also need social development, as well as a break from the often stressing day.

Soul Eater
January 27th, 2009, 07:23 AM
Well, I've just noticed how serious they are being over recess and making people understand it's for kids to exercise and stuff, you know? XD

Not only do they need a break but for younger kids, exercise is VERY important. It can build their small bodies and let them do things when they get older. I think they should have something for older kids, you know, make PE more important because PE is also good for growing bodies. D:

I only needed two years of PE. I sucked at PE but I still got my exercise. Most kids that reach middle school, don't get the proper exercise as they reach adulthood. It gets to the point where you see this older kids becoming more lazy. D:

♣Gawain♣
January 27th, 2009, 07:25 AM
It's maybe because of their parents, who nowadays focused on having their child top grades and not leaning unto exercises and stuff. They think they're unimportant.

People intimidates children you know...

Soul Eater
January 27th, 2009, 07:36 AM
Oh, that is so true. Children at young ages usually do what their parents think is best. Parents usually find it hard to understand that recess is important too. D:

Melody
January 27th, 2009, 07:40 AM
yeah..Parents get so worked up over academics that they dont stress how important it is to exercise too...

Ceilidh
January 27th, 2009, 07:42 AM
Of course, it'll give them a chance to exercise and socialise. You can't really learn social skills in a classroom.

Rioku_Zanketa
January 27th, 2009, 09:09 AM
You can if you're a bad boy. like me. Ahhh,..the good 'ol grand days. XD

anywho, yes, i think it is important. Its only practice for real-life situations. That's like training tiger/lion cubs to not play with each other. If they don't do that, then odds are they're going to be crappy hunters. (They even wrestle with their mother if they're an only child.)

xgmx
January 27th, 2009, 09:13 AM
Yes, it gives the little kiddies exercises (and lets them know that if you do good in real life, you get good rewards).

Haza
January 27th, 2009, 10:12 AM
When I had recess the girls and I just sat around and gossiped and it was really the source of all elementary drama a=so no it shouldnt. Its just dirty anyway.

Cassino
January 27th, 2009, 12:00 PM
Academic success makes a practical failure.
I believe most of children's time should be spent playing, and really, not on a school's pavement but in a field or wood... but the law of many countries say otherwise.

레트로
January 27th, 2009, 12:10 PM
We had recess, but it wasn't much fun, we basically stood in a big driveway. D:
I liked it much better on rainy days when we just stayed in the cafe and played cards and whatnot. :"D

Artemis
January 27th, 2009, 12:33 PM
I say YEs...100% yes, it gives kids time off from sitting down the entire time, and it also is kinda like a learning skill because it deals with communication, action, and coorporation...plus for all those who like running around playing it is good excercise too!

matt561
January 27th, 2009, 12:43 PM
The fact is recess is nececary to stimulate a childs mind i other ways than sitting down at a desk filling in math tests

HoneyBubbles
January 27th, 2009, 05:35 PM
Definatly. Sure, kids gossip and pick on eachother during recess, but stopping recess won't stop bullying. And a lot of kids just use that time to play.
Besides, a lot of kids have plently of stuff going on afterschool. They need some free time everyday, and if they don't get it at school they may not get it at home. Im not sure if this is the case everywhere, but it was true at my school.

SegaSaturnGal
January 27th, 2009, 06:32 PM
Sure! All I have is a break after lunch...

This is my 100th post...WAHOO!

Tanooki
January 27th, 2009, 09:10 PM
I haven't had recess in over four years. I feel nostalgic just thinking about it. =P

>Feelings<
January 27th, 2009, 10:42 PM
Of course recess should be made a part of everyday schooling. In fact, this is more important for the better growth for children.

The school, I think, should have a big green field solely for the purpose of recess, rather than the paved-out, small playgrounds commonly seen these days. Social abilities and activities, physical condition, creativity, and a lot of other traits are only born through this process only, not in the classroom.

In fact, I think as much as recess is important, gym should also be made compulsory. Studying will always be there...

Careful With That Axe, Pichu!
January 27th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Academic success makes a practical failure.
That's very vague. You should elaborate or just avoid generalizing such things.

I believe most of children's time should be spent playing, and really, not on a school's pavement but in a field or wood...

I say a child can perfectly spend large amounts on both. After all, a very fast pathway to true failure is lack of formation.

I really hope you're saying this out of hard feelings to your own childhood schools, and not of extreme naiveté.


The school, I think, should have a big green field solely for the purpose of recess, rather than the paved-out, small playgrounds commonly seen these days. Social abilities and activities, physical condition, creativity, and a lot of other traits are only born through this process only, not in the classroom.
I agree with this.

ErickaVolt
January 28th, 2009, 05:07 AM
There's no recess in my school. Education is serious business.

Charliezard
January 28th, 2009, 05:36 AM
Academic success makes a practical failure.
I believe most of children's time should be spent playing, and really, not on a school's pavement but in a field or wood... but the law of many countries say otherwise.
I agree, play when you're a kid and learn when you're older. Playing in the woods and what not will be good physically and mentally. What sorta kid doesn't like building cubbies? ._.
Besides, most kids aren't mature enough to learn (Like me)


That's very vague. You should elaborate or just avoid generalizing such things.



I say a child can perfectly spend large amounts on both. After all, a very fast pathway to true failure is lack of formation.

I really hope you're saying this out of hard feelings to your own childhood schools, and not of extreme naiveté.



I agree with this.

I also agree with this.

h POKE
January 28th, 2009, 08:52 AM
Meh, in truth, no on except hyper little elementary-school kids need recess. It does give you exercise (something my mom values over my academics: sometimes she makes me skip my homework to exercise!), but if you don't WANT to play, you just don't... So, only the jocks get play, really. Besides, shouldn't PE be good enough for most people? We get to play dodgeball, so I have no complaints...

Gulpin
January 28th, 2009, 03:49 PM
Well, for itty bitty kiddies, they need recess, mainly so the teachers don't have to deal with rampaging kids with all of the energy in the world. But for older kids, we don't really need a recess because we can controll ourselves better and be able to sit in a chair all day without going crazy.

Yrie
January 28th, 2009, 04:31 PM
I'm so sad we don't have recess anymore. But yes, I think its an important part of the school day. It allows kids to get rid of some extra energy, helping them to focus better when they return to the classroom, which should be a good enough argument for anyone considering removing recess from the schedule, and besides that, its a time for friends, which is nice.

kingofjokers
January 28th, 2009, 05:25 PM
i stoped last year in 7th grade but instead of recess we get big field trips like tis year we went to springfield and sixflags this spring and other field trips that are fun plus we get 1 hour and a half lunch to make friends while little kids go outside

Tater Tot
January 28th, 2009, 05:33 PM
Not really. When I was little I dreaded recess, because I got too hot. I always looked forward to lunch. XD I think from Kindergarten through 2nd Graders should go out to Recess, but once they reach the big 3, (the year where the students reach intermediate level,) it's not really needed anymore. Well, where I live, you stop recess in Middle School.

Reminiscing
January 29th, 2009, 04:18 AM
Well It should be, because our recess is just 20minutes (how cruel). I can't spend a free time in just 20 minutes anyway!

Well there's no recess in ours0_o, but It shouldn't be removed even though I never experience recess before^_^

Megaera
January 29th, 2009, 04:28 AM
Well, I never experience recess before in my school, all education for exact! but it shouldn't be removed that's one of the free time of a student even though I never experienced it before.

Kaiyori
January 29th, 2009, 04:35 AM
Eh, I've always had Recess AND Lunch. I don't really like them, as I'd rather get the school day over with quickly, but it still is a nice break from school work and to.... socialize? So I think Half Yes and Half No, based on my personal preference XD.

~MasterMind~
January 29th, 2009, 07:11 AM
no...why?
because it distracts them going "ohhhh only 5 min" -super anxious- and it is a distraction so i say NO

True Reign
January 29th, 2009, 02:53 PM
Should recess be part of a kid's school schedule?

It already is one...

Heart's Soul
January 29th, 2009, 05:28 PM
When you are about 5 years old, yeah. After I turned 6, it became harsh on my learning side, so I never cared about recess and just sat quietly in front of a monitor reading... and learning programming languages. That was when I was 8 and knew 3 languages. Now, I am trying to make myself pale as I want my hair colour to change into black again and stop using emotions. But, no, I am not lazy. Still, I wouldn't count recess as an exercise, I don't even think PE is needed for a well-taught individual. And my grades are lowering, no matter how hard I work.

Dakota
January 29th, 2009, 05:30 PM
Yes because it gives a chance for kids to take a break.