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Apr 13, 2006

Focus:Children
Action Request:Write Letter
Location:United States
Hello, I'm Nancy D, and I apologize if this is not the forum to post this, but to me it is something that needs our attention.  It deals with our children.  It's about saving school recess.  Across the nation recess is being almost completely cut from our children's curriculum.  I know that when I was a child, we had three breaks; 1 in morning and afternoon, and after lunch.  My children get barely 25 minutes a day, and have P.E. every OTHER week.  It's an atrocity, and we wonder why many of our children are overweight.   How would you like to sit and work for several hours with maybe a bathroom break or waterbreak and nothing more?  I know I'd go out of my mind.  Also, if the children misbehave, minutes are docked from the alloted time.  "You were too loud, so you get 5 minutes taken away from recess"????  What's that all about???  What does that accomplish?

I have provided a site here if you are interested in campaigning, joining in, having your children write letters, whatever you want to do, if you want to do something about it.   I appreciate your attention and any help you provide. 

Thank you so much, Nancy D. 

http://rescuingrecess.com/get_involved/letter/
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Posted: Thursday April 13, 2006, 5:34 pm
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Ken Goodin (0)
Saturday November 18, 2006, 3:53 pm
http://www.wheredidrecessgo.com launches online petition to lobby Florida LEGISLATURE to mandate mandatory recess in schools.

Fumed father launched this new recess web site on October 07, 2006 in retaliation to a note sent home with his first grade son stating the following message: "Your son was jittery and outspoken while in line to go out to recess, so he was put in time out", he became un-controllabe and would not settle down. Please talk to your son about this behavior.

After asking son about the "Incident" Dad found out that the 6 year old boy only gets (1) 15 minute Recess and it comes at the END of the school day. A lot of days they get NO RECESS AT ALL.

So what they are doing is essentially this: They expect children so sit and learn learn learn all day with no recess breaks and if they are hyper to get out and play at the END OF THE DAY, then they are punished and get no recess at all.

What's wrong with this picture?

Are they attempting to breed Human Computers now?

WEBSITE LAUNCHED October 7, 2006 - in less than a month we have secured over 400,000 hits and launched it nationwide. Tell us what you think!

Online Recapture Recess Petition: http://www.gopetition.com/online/9960.html

Ken Goodin (0)
Saturday November 18, 2006, 3:53 pm
http://www.wheredidrecessgo.com launches online petition to lobby Florida LEGISLATURE to mandate mandatory recess in schools.

Fumed father launched this new recess web site on October 07, 2006 in retaliation to a note sent home with his first grade son stating the following message: "Your son was jittery and outspoken while in line to go out to recess, so he was put in time out", he became un-controllabe and would not settle down. Please talk to your son about this behavior.

After asking son about the "Incident" Dad found out that the 6 year old boy only gets (1) 15 minute Recess and it comes at the END of the school day. A lot of days they get NO RECESS AT ALL.

So what they are doing is essentially this: They expect children so sit and learn learn learn all day with no recess breaks and if they are hyper to get out and play at the END OF THE DAY, then they are punished and get no recess at all.

What's wrong with this picture?

Are they attempting to breed Human Computers now?

WEBSITE LAUNCHED October 7, 2006 - in less than a month we have secured over 400,000 hits and launched it nationwide. Tell us what you think!

Online Recapture Recess Petition: http://www.gopetition.com/online/9960.html

Nancy Sky (78)
Sunday November 19, 2006, 7:14 am
Ken....wow! That's terrific. Thank you for posting. Since posting this, we have relocated back to SC. Here they get a little more time for recess, and they don't get time taken away for bad behavior.

I am totally stoked over the whole thing. We have to get back to exercise at school! Go Floridians!

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Nancy Sky
female, age 54, divorced, 2 children
Mount Pleasant, SC, USA
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