Time to Play, Time to Eat, Time to Grow

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Lacey STEINMETZ
1 year ago
Oh my goodness I thought it was crazy when I saw this I literally just created a petition yesterday as my 8-year-old only has 15 minutes to eat lunch! I'm so glad I'm not alone in this please help sign my petition as well
http://chng.it/ZWhFckcwvV

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Judith Malys
2 years ago
Children learn creative problem solving and cooperation in recess. Also the oxygen increases brain activity!

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Lieza Wilcox
2 years ago
Health and brain development!

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Adam Mohr
2 years ago
Play is essential for children. It compliments learning as studies show. Sacrificing recess hurts learning. Please increase recess time and add a second as well for the betterment of our children. Read the research already done for you.

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Andrew Kastning
2 years ago
The body fuels the mind.

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Erica Carroll
2 years ago
I want children to PLAY and learn the best social skill of interaction!

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Jessica Lucas
2 years ago
I Believe it's very important!

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Corey Shepherd
2 years ago
Free play time is crucial for health as well as social development.

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Marnie Hartill
2 years ago
Our Middle School students recently moved from their earthquake damaged school to leftover classrooms with no windows (most of the day). Now they have lunch scheduled an hour later (12:28) to avoid high school lunch times, but still 30 minutes to stand in line, eat, go outside, and go back to class. This leaves a fraction of time to eat, and worse for recess. Seventh graders and eighth graders need lunch and recess time too!

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Barbara Clark
2 years ago
Besides the excellent reasons cited by other signatories, there's this: School lunches are - or should be - learning times, too. If we're serious about social and emotional learning, how we teach kids to treat themselves and each other while sharing a meal matters. If they have time to converse, get briefly caught up with friends and maybe start to make new ones, laugh a bit, practice good table manners, and enjoy their food and each others' company, they've learned how to participate well in probably the oldest (okay maybe second-oldest) way that humans form social bonds: "breaking bread" together. It's an invaluable lesson. As we know from our home lives, the tone we set and the time we take at table carry over into how we feel and how we treat people all day long.