Originally posted by gladtobehere
reply to post by smyleegrl
Well, my principal just informed us all that on the week we have PE (physical education), our students will not get recess time.
What does this mean, that they wont have recess and physical education during the same week? It doesnt sound permanent, just an attempt to reduce some redundancy?
Sounds like they would still have recess just not on those particular weeks where they also have PE..
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Originally posted by MystikMushroom
reply to post by Myomistress
We had quiet time too. I'm not really sure what the purpose of it was for.
Question for everyone...in your grade schools did you guys have the "share table" or the "free table" at lunch time? You know, the table that anyone can put stuff they don't want on it? It just seems like such a weird concept to me now 20 years later.edit on 8-1-2013 by MystikMushroom because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by theMediator
I'm going to school atm and we've been having a looooot of problems with the class/books/teachers/etc. and most of the students left or miss a lot of classes.
I met in private with the principle and other school staffs to talk about the problems we had and ideas how to help it and fix the situation as best possible. Well, 2 weeks later, they came with a solution : threats of kicking us out if we miss anymore or if we complain anymore about what we are asked to do.
The only honest staff person I spoke with told me it's been like this for years and they aren't doing anything intelligent to fix it and that I should just give up on wanting to improve the class for me, everyone now and everyone after.
So like I said earlier in this thread : It's easy to make choices for others when you don't suffer from those choices.
Well. that's exactly what my principle and staff is doing.
They aren't gonna change anything because that would require for them to actually THINK farther and WORK for once.
Originally posted by yourmaker
Anyone actually remember recess?
I do, and i'm 100% sure I learned more about the real world there then I ever did in a classroom..
I can think of a myriad of different reasons why recess is more beneficial than not.
Don't even need to name them, no point, your principal is bordering on the criminal.
Kids need recess, end of story.
Originally posted by smyleegrl
Originally posted by chiefsmom
Wow, you should invite the principle to your class after no recess at about..... 1:30 and let him take over.
Another brilliant idea by those in charge, that have no clue.
I'm going to do this.
He taught in middle school before becoming a principal. This is his second year as principal.
There is a HUGE difference between how children behave in elementary and middle school. I truly don't think he understands this.
So I'll just ask him to come and demonstrate how he wants this to work.
I've done this before....and he couldn't do it. Then I got called on the carpet for the request.
There's been so much crap this year and last year. I'm fed up. I've contacted my union rep. Its time to get legal representation in this school, for the sake of the kids and the teachers.
See, folks. This is why teacher unions are a good thing!