Indoor Recess  

rm_Akadafa 48M
142 posts
10/17/2005 9:49 am

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Indoor Recess

Waaaay back in elementary school, whenever the school day turned wet and rainy, the school would ring some bells and switch schedules on us, switching all outdoor activities to indoor equivalents. This was clearly a practical concern of the school's, so as to keep us silly young kids from soaking ourselves in the falling rain and gathering puddles, from catching cold or worse, from tracking mud and dripping water into the classrooms, making our entry into our parents' cars that much more dubious come pickup time. Recess would be restricted to indoors, an endless availability of board games provided, some kids brining those early handheld electronic games (waaay pre-Gameboy). Lunch and PE, too, would all be indoors. Chaotic and crowded, it could get sometimes, not to mention loud and stuffy after awhile, but kinda fun, too. Sometimes, if an electrical storm was on, we'd just crowd around the windows during "recess" and watch for lightning and thunder, timing the distance between the two...

Today I sit at my window, gazing out at the damp grounds and wet grass, eyeing the murky clouds sliding by overhead and the meteorologist's forecast of the day, wondering what today's indoor recesses hold...

fun4usfun4u2005 43M/42F

10/20/2005 2:56 pm

The worst for me was one year when it snowed or rained we had to play games in the room. I remember one of the games was "Axis and Allies" a WWII based game. Really really boring and hard. ;(
About the early eletronic games I had a frogger watch. It was the coolest I could turn off the sound and play it right in front of the teacher. Thy were not really wise to what it was. It was so much fun, I did spend a little to much time playing instead of doing school work. lol

Goldenhairgodess 63F
396 posts
10/21/2005 10:32 am

Having been a Preschool Teacher and a Teacher's Assistant in Elementary I know that senerio from a different perspective. To fun4usfun4u-the teacher was probibly aware of your game-but was glad you were busy and content. Your grades where probibly good enough. Cell phones were not allowed at the school I worked at. And yes, board games still are used. And group games like "Heads Up-7Up" which is truely boring. Preschool rainy days I usually did songs with motions-"I'm a Little Tea Pot" for one.

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