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  1. Susan Nagel
    December 14, 2011

    As Friends School of Minnesota’s admissions director, I get asked about recess all the time by prospective families. As Lili says, FSM students have recess every day. Lower school (K-4th grade) has one hour for lunch and recess and middle school (5th-8th grade) has forty minutes for lunch and recess.

    Being active and getting outside (every day unless it is pouring rain or the windchill is below zero) is very important for students physically, socially and academically. Even indoor recess gives students a much-needed break and unstructured time to play and interact with their classmates or just relax.

    We have a playground and also use the spacious city park just south of the school for recess and other outdoor activities.

  2. Beth Kimberly
    December 19, 2011

    Wonderful and so true. It’s hard to imagine anyone not understanding these benefits! Great to see a school community that values play, free time and outdoors. Happy recess!

    • Anonymous
      December 26, 2011

      Thanks, Beth! Playworks sounds like a great organization working with schools to make recess a positive part of the school day. Play is such an important part of school and life. – Lili

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