We asked 81 fourth-graders the following question: Would you prefer to have a shortened recess and go home early or have a normal recess and dismissal time? Here is what we found out:
Shorter recess, early dismissal: 75
Normal recess and dismissal time: 6
This was not close at all. We think 75 kids chose to have a shortened recess and go home early because they want to go home to their family and friends to play and have fun.
We think six kids wanted to stay in school because they want to be smart and learn a lot, or maybe they really like school think it’s fun, or maybe they really like recess and don’t want to miss it. They might not want to go home because they really like their teacher.
We hope you liked our survey, and we had a lot of fun doing it. We wish these results could come true, but we don’t think they will.
Colleen Lucie’s fourth-grade class, Sousa Elementary School, Port Washington