So at my school we are trying this new thing. Students are mandated to have two recesses a day (Love this) However, the schedule for their recess is terrible. Recess 1 is part of their 30 min lunch. The goal was to have 15 min lunch and 15 min recess but the whole class has to be done eating in order to go outside. Also this recess is unstructured and aides watch the kids we as teachers are on "break." Recess 2 is 15 min and right at the end of their day after specials. Specials goes from 2:15-3:15 and dismissal is at 3:30. This recess is also structured so they have to play a whole game as a class. This also falls in the area right where all the parents are gathered to walk their kids home at the end of the day so safety is an issue. This also causes us as teachers to have them pack up before specials cutting out of academic time. We were excited for the students. Two recesses are important. But with this new method students are actually getting less recess than before. What do you think?