As a normal everyday parent, I had no clue my child was not getting A behaviorally necessary, psychologically necessary and most of all medically necessary recess or long enough recess, throughout the school day at his new elementary school. See Related Articles:
After enrollment, My child's behavior all of a sudden began to deteriorate over A period of about 6 weeks. He would constantly "Hyper-Up", Run In Place and just "Scream Out' on occasion.
We finally figured it out by asking him what he did all day. He stated "THERE IS NO TIME TO PLAY WITH MY NEW FRIENDS AND MOST OF THE TEACHERS KEEP YELLING AT ME TO LISTEN AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS - OR I WILL GET IN TROUBLE".
This goes on ALL DAY LONG, EVERY DAY.
I started to receive notes home from the after-school teacher as well as his academic teacher, stating that my child was loud and jittery in line to go out to the playground for 15 minutes, and this was considered misbehavior. As a result he became very angry and uncontrollable and he ended up losing some if not all of his 15 minutes of recess, as a "Time-Out".
After speaking with my son, I found out that they only get recess once per day, and it normally comes at the end of the day for 15 minutes or less, or many times no recess at all.
We the parents and concerned individuals ask congress to pass into law A Federally Mandated Bill of which would Require A Scheduled 15 Minute Recess Break before lunch and after lunch for children in United States Schools Public & Private.
The Recapture Recess For Our Children petition to Congress was written by Venicewebs and is in the category Education at GoPetition.