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Old September 19th 03, 10:16 PM
Donna Metler
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There was someone here who was saying that their child was being kept in
from recess to finish work.

In TN, 30 minutes of PE a day is mandated in elementary school. If the
school doesn't have a PE class for 30 minutes a day, the days they don't
have PE, the students are supposed to have "structured or unstructured
physical activities"-ie, recess. So you might want to check the PE
requirements, because recess may be mandated via those.

Just thought this might be helpful.


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Old September 19th 03, 11:00 PM
Leigh Menconi
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Default PE/Recess time mandates

Withholding of recess time as punishment is specifically forbidden in our
school district but I have heard of some teachers doing it. It seems like
kids who act up need *more* running around time, not less, so that they are
better able to focus when they are in class (or are at least too tired to be
distracting to other children).

Leigh in raLeigh

"Donna Metler" wrote in message
...
There was someone here who was saying that their child was being kept in
from recess to finish work.

In TN, 30 minutes of PE a day is mandated in elementary school. If the
school doesn't have a PE class for 30 minutes a day, the days they don't
have PE, the students are supposed to have "structured or unstructured
physical activities"-ie, recess. So you might want to check the PE
requirements, because recess may be mandated via those.

Just thought this might be helpful.




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Old September 20th 03, 01:02 AM
LFortier
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Default PE/Recess time mandates

Leigh Menconi wrote:
Withholding of recess time as punishment is specifically forbidden in our
school district but I have heard of some teachers doing it. It seems like
kids who act up need *more* running around time, not less, so that they are
better able to focus when they are in class (or are at least too tired to be
distracting to other children).

Leigh in raLeigh




Is it actually forbidden, Leigh? I also live in Wake Co.
and I don't think we've ever had a teacher (and my oldest is
5th grade) who hasn't withheld recess. Some have kids stay
in for behavior, some for incomplete work. My 5th grader
was one of only a handful that got playtime one day last
week - most of the class had incomplete book reports and had
to work on them.

Did you make it through the storm okay?

Lesley

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Old September 20th 03, 04:20 AM
Leigh Menconi
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Default PE/Recess time mandates

Hi Lesley,

Yeah, we came through the storm pretty well. Our yard looked like &*)% this morning with shredded trees/leaves all over and a few large branches but no major damage and we didn't lose power (the block over from us did lose it for a few hours twice during the day). My washing machine did short out when we had a small power flicker but Sears was out by 10am this morning and it was all fixed by noon.

Regarding the recess rule, I found the following quote at: http://www.wakefitness.com/policy5120wccfh.php
The Wake County Public School System is mandated to provide Daily Physical Education to each and every elementary school student...
Therefore, if your child is held out of recess time, and his/her teacher is using that recess time in substitution for the Physical Education requirement, then they are in violation of R&P 5120 1.1.

"LFortier" wrote in message ...
Leigh Menconi wrote:
Withholding of recess time as punishment is specifically forbidden in our
school district but I have heard of some teachers doing it. It seems like
kids who act up need *more* running around time, not less, so that they are
better able to focus when they are in class (or are at least too tired to be
distracting to other children).

Leigh in raLeigh




Is it actually forbidden, Leigh? I also live in Wake Co.
and I don't think we've ever had a teacher (and my oldest is
5th grade) who hasn't withheld recess. Some have kids stay
in for behavior, some for incomplete work. My 5th grader
was one of only a handful that got playtime one day last
week - most of the class had incomplete book reports and had
to work on them.

Did you make it through the storm okay?

Lesley

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Old September 20th 03, 01:56 PM
Sophie
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Default PE/Recess time mandates

"LFortier" wrote in message
...
Leigh Menconi wrote:
Withholding of recess time as punishment is specifically forbidden in

our
school district but I have heard of some teachers doing it. It seems

like
kids who act up need *more* running around time, not less, so that they

are
better able to focus when they are in class (or are at least too tired

to be
distracting to other children).

Leigh in raLeigh




Is it actually forbidden, Leigh? I also live in Wake Co.
and I don't think we've ever had a teacher (and my oldest is
5th grade) who hasn't withheld recess. Some have kids stay
in for behavior, some for incomplete work. My 5th grader
was one of only a handful that got playtime one day last
week - most of the class had incomplete book reports and had
to work on them.

Did you make it through the storm okay?

Lesley


I went to school in Mecklenburg County (Charlotte) in the 1980s and I
remember being kept in from recess (as well as other kids) for punishment.
Wonder if it was a violation back then?

--
Sophie -
TTC #4


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Old September 20th 03, 02:01 PM
Donna Metler
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Default PE/Recess time mandates


"Sophie" wrote in message
...
"LFortier" wrote in message
...
Leigh Menconi wrote:
Withholding of recess time as punishment is specifically forbidden in

our
school district but I have heard of some teachers doing it. It seems

like
kids who act up need *more* running around time, not less, so that

they
are
better able to focus when they are in class (or are at least too tired

to be
distracting to other children).

Leigh in raLeigh




Is it actually forbidden, Leigh? I also live in Wake Co.
and I don't think we've ever had a teacher (and my oldest is
5th grade) who hasn't withheld recess. Some have kids stay
in for behavior, some for incomplete work. My 5th grader
was one of only a handful that got playtime one day last
week - most of the class had incomplete book reports and had
to work on them.

Did you make it through the storm okay?

Lesley


I went to school in Mecklenburg County (Charlotte) in the 1980s and I
remember being kept in from recess (as well as other kids) for punishment.
Wonder if it was a violation back then?

It wouldn't have been when I was in school, because we had daily PE, so
recess was extra. It's only when recess replaces the mandated PE time that
its a problem.



--
Sophie -
TTC #4




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Old September 20th 03, 02:10 PM
Sophie
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It wouldn't have been when I was in school, because we had daily PE, so
recess was extra. It's only when recess replaces the mandated PE time that
its a problem.



Oh d'uh. Gotcha. I don't remember how often we had PE.


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Old September 20th 03, 05:01 PM
Sue
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Default PE/Recess time mandates

The kids go out to lunch recess every day unless it is below a certain
degree. I am not sure what the degree is, but it has to be really really
cold. The kids have gym class around two days a week here. The days the kids
don't have gym, the teachers do try to make sure they go out for recess, but
some days they are too busy. The teachers do take away a recess (not lunch)
when the kids have not done their work or not done their homework or
forgotten a much needed book at home or other infractions that go on.
--
Sue
mom to three girls

Donna Metler wrote in message
...
There was someone here who was saying that their child was being kept in
from recess to finish work.

In TN, 30 minutes of PE a day is mandated in elementary school. If the
school doesn't have a PE class for 30 minutes a day, the days they don't
have PE, the students are supposed to have "structured or unstructured
physical activities"-ie, recess. So you might want to check the PE
requirements, because recess may be mandated via those.

Just thought this might be helpful.




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Old September 21st 03, 02:21 AM
Amy
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Default PE/Recess time mandates

I am a PE teacher in CA. Our state ed code requires 200 minutes of PE every
ten days (excluding recess)

Amy
"Sue" wrote in message
...
The kids go out to lunch recess every day unless it is below a certain
degree. I am not sure what the degree is, but it has to be really really
cold. The kids have gym class around two days a week here. The days the

kids
don't have gym, the teachers do try to make sure they go out for recess,

but
some days they are too busy. The teachers do take away a recess (not

lunch)
when the kids have not done their work or not done their homework or
forgotten a much needed book at home or other infractions that go on.
--
Sue
mom to three girls

Donna Metler wrote in message
...
There was someone here who was saying that their child was being kept in
from recess to finish work.

In TN, 30 minutes of PE a day is mandated in elementary school. If the
school doesn't have a PE class for 30 minutes a day, the days they don't
have PE, the students are supposed to have "structured or unstructured
physical activities"-ie, recess. So you might want to check the PE
requirements, because recess may be mandated via those.

Just thought this might be helpful.






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Old September 21st 03, 02:36 AM
ColoradoSkiBum
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Default PE/Recess time mandates

: I am a PE teacher in CA. Our state ed code requires 200 minutes of PE
every
: ten days (excluding recess)

Gotta wonder what happens when kids get to high school? Here in Colorado I
don't think there is a state requirement for HS, and if there is it's very
low. The school I'm currently at requires 1 *semester* of PE over all 4
years of high school. This likely varies between schools and is probably
the bare minimum requirement for the district.
--
ColoradoSkiBum

 




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