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Monday January 4, 2010 at 3:41pm Age: 9 yrs
Category: Intermediate


Fifth graders will be experiencing a slight, pleasant change in their recess routines!  In an effort to bring more enjoyment to indoor recess, we are piloting a "recess rooms" approach for the month of January.  On Friday mornings, students will have the opportunity to sign up for one of nine recess rooms.  The rooms are all centered around a different theme.  They are as follows:

  • Music & Singing
  • Legos
  • Free Draw/Art
  • Board Games
  • Movie room
  • Free Read / Study Hall
  • Group Games (i.e. Heads Up 7-Up, Mumball, etc)
  • Talent Show
  • Checkers, Chess, & Mancala

The following Monday, students will report to their "Recess Rooms" for the duration of indoor recess (30 minutes), and every recess during that week.

Students were presented with these options, as well as rules and expectations today during their recess time during a whole-grade level assembly.  Attached is a PDF FILE of the key points addressed at this assembly.  It may be beneficial for you to review this with your child at home as well! 

We look forward to providing our fifth graders with these great opportunities, thank our recess aides for providing them with these opportunities, and hope to roll out this pilot for other grade levels at a later date!