How do you take recess during a day of distance learning? By breaking down recess into its component parts, and figuring out how to do each.
A dayâ€™s worth of Zoom calls and online worksheets can take its toll onÂ anyone, including adults, let alone wiggly first-graders and world-weary teens. On-campus recess offered students a chance to run around, chat, and hang out with their friends. If you think about recess in that wayâ€”as a chance to chat, and as a chance to run aroundâ€”you can get close to recess in spirit, if not in reality.
I have two boys, one in middle school and one entering third grade. In our state of California, our district has gone back to school, entirely by distance learning. Hereâ€™s what weâ€™re considering as recess options as we go back to school.