Franklin Elementary School Initiate Clubs at Recess Time

Franklin Elementary School Initiate Clubs at Recess Time
Posted on 11/04/2019
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Although many of us recall recess as the “best class of the day” for some students it can be chaotic and frustrating. “There are students that don’t feel like playing and they want something to do,” said Deeper Learning Coach, Dimitrious Foster. “It can be an awkward time for them.”

Now several clubs are offered during recess. Students are able to sign up for five week sessions.

  • Art (Mural):  Designing and paint a mural on the back wall of the Art room. 

  • Art (Fibers): Make fabric and yarn projects..

  • Newspaper: Write, edit, and publish the “Red Pen” school newspaper.

  • Choir:  Sing a variety of songs.

  • Gardening and Beautification:  Maintain the raised gardens located outside the school. 

  • Intramural Sports:  Play football, kickball, or soccer.

“The clubs are really fun because at recess I used to just walk around. Clubs give me something to do,” said Franklin student, Sophia. Adriel, who participates in Soccer, Kickball, and Football agrees. “It’s fun and exciting. We have more choices on what to do at recess.” 

“Clubs are part of our Project Based Learning journey at Franklin Elementary School. They help pique student interests. Students are now "requesting clubs" they would like to explore. Once written requests are submitted, teachers collaborate as to how this club might ‘come alive’ at Franklin,” said Principal, Leslie Connors.

"Clubs appeal to the diverse interests of our students and give them options beyond the playground. They choose an activity and make new friends. Our clubs help students tap into their own talents and interests,” adds Foster.