Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Take a Break

I was just reading this article about schools not having outdoor play areas.  Seriously?!?!  I can't imagine the kids not having a recess break during the school day.  I can't imagine not having that break myself!

Why Every Student Needs A Playground to Succeed

It got me thinking about breaks during the day.  In a classroom with a sub, the energy and anxiety for students is increased.  One of the best ways to relieve some of that energy is to give the kids a break.  If you can't let them outside on a non-recess time, as least play a game in the room or let older kids just chat with friends between activities.  They will appreciate, and hopefully come back to the learning environment refreshed and ready to listen.

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