51 North Grandview Avenue Dubuque, Iowa 52003 9/22/15 School Board 2300 Chaney Road Dubuque, Iowa 52001 Dear School Board, Are you ever fidgety in class? Ever have a student that just won't calm down no matter what you try? Well students and teachers I have the solution for you!
Many argue whether middle school students should have recess, or not have recess. “unstructured play and social interaction are a crucial part of children’s cognitive, academic, physical and mental wellness" (Gonchar). Recess, helps getting teens creativity flowing, helps their brains, and just a break to just relax before having to go back and listen to teachers for almost 3 more hours. Also, recess is a great way for teens to get outside, sense most of the time kids are inside playing video games. One might be wondering what exactly recess is.
Recess is detrimental to the learning experience of all children no matter the age. One of the major ways that it impact on the domains is in the cognitive and academic benefits. After a period of concentrated instruction a child needs a period of interruption for optimal cognitive processing (Crucial Role). This does not meaning changing from one task or subject matter to another this means the child needs time to interacting with other children in a way they want too. Whether this is indoor recess or outdoor recess or even a time period for the child to talk to another student it is detrimental to their ability to learn.
Today I was asked to write an essay on whether or not students should have recess. I think that instead of just saying yes like most of the class, I’ll try to give reasons as to why students should not have recess. First off, recess is not required. Students do not need to go outside for 30-45 minutes a day to learn what to do to succeed in life. Second, it prepares students for later in school.
At school kids learn and flex their creative muscles, and in order to make the school year not feel like a chore there needs to be equal time to relax, so that they are not stressed or not interested in school. Long breaks need to stay in order for there to be a time where the kids can truly relaxed and not forced into a working situation immidiatly. It is a excellent feeling when there is no work over the break so it is not hanging over their heads to do it. Feeling overworked is not a pleasent feeling because you always feel that there is more to do and that there will never be a break with no work. After a long break, students also feel more energized and ready to learn, than feeling tired and loosing focus.
There in fact that of Hatch valley high school to start having a closed campus during lunch hours. In any fact of what closed campus could mean for the rest of the timing in school campus. That in which any student will take on for the rest of what amount of time they might have left in school. For the best of it that having this school to have a closed campus is a wonderful idea. For any fact that the food that is served here is delicious; there's enough free time for people to socialize with their friends, and HVHS grounds is a safe place for the students.
Should There Be Year Round School? Studies show that learning in year round school increases less than 1%. There are many reason why there should be year round school, but here are some reasons why there shouldn’t be year round school. Continue reading if you want to know why there shouldn’t be year round school.
Attending classes year round would be outrageous. If the students did attend classes year round it would be hard to spend time with family or friends, the students would have no beaks from homework, and wouldn’t get a 10-to 12-week summer break. Having year round classes is crazy, because students would be so bored with the same subjects every day and it would feel like summer is disappearing. The impacts of year round school would probably effect more people. The teachers would get so tired of the kids, that it would lack their ability to teach and for the students to learn.
Many places are plagued with issues. Everything from countries, cities, towns, communities, all the ways down to just the hallways here at DMS have problems that could be fixed with just a little bit of kindness. Being kind, even if it 's just to one person in the hallway can make a difference in the community. Of course kindness isn 't going to fix everything, however a little kindness can go a long way. Kindness can definitely go a long way in between classes in the hallways.
Kids learn all day and almost all year, give or take a few months. I believe they deserve a break, even if it for just a half an hour. Kids just need some fun sometimes, and if that means watching some TV. It might not be educational, but it something that they enjoy and should be allowed to do. If it means giving up an hour of studying, then I think that it is