Depriving Kids of Recess Time As Punishment?

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Depriving Kids of Recess Time As Punishment?

Postby dunpushkids » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:58 am

My daughter came home yesterday complaining that she had no time to eat during recess. Why?

Because that relief teacher of hers punished the whole class for being noisy and allow them to go very late recess.

I think this is not acceptable. What you guys reckon? :?

My baby is only in P1.

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Re: Depriving Kids of Recess Time As Punishment?

Postby jedamum » Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:18 pm

My boy's P1 class had the same punishment for several times already. Usually it took away 15-20min of their 30min recess break.
To me, so long it is not frequent, i am ok.

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Postby buds hubs » Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:27 pm

Hmmm...My DD1 (In P2) also complained about the same thing about her
relief teacher.

She's a naturally slow eater so, depriving her of the recess time really
affected her.

She told me that she didn't have time to queue for food so she didnt buy
or eat anything. I didn't think too much about it though.

I tend to agree with jedamum that as long as its not too frequent,
its OK with me.

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Postby IJJ » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:07 pm

Yes. It happens. Since P1. My girl came bk and told me if someone forgot to do homework, did something wrong(scream/push/talk/other mischiefs) may end up short/no recess. To me ok lah, recess is not a proper meal and tr is not doing it w/o a good reason.

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Re: Depriving Kids of Recess Time As Punishment?

Postby 3Boys » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:22 pm

dunpushkids wrote:My baby is only in P1.


P1 not baby oredi.

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Re: Depriving Kids of Recess Time As Punishment?

Postby sunflower » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:43 pm

3Boys wrote:
dunpushkids wrote:My baby is only in P1.


P1 not baby oredi.

Hee...I guess the little precious darling is still baby in the eyes of the parent mah... :wink:

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Postby sunflower » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:50 pm

My girl didn't complain that she came out late for recess, (wasn't deprived of recess though). It happened occasionally from P1 to P5, sometimes because the teacher lost track of time or the teacher was trying to complete the work in class, or class too noisy. She said it's ok for her as she doesn't feel hungry during recess. If she gets hungry later, she'll "top up" after school. :D

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Re: Depriving Kids of Recess Time As Punishment?

Postby ChiefKiasu » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:19 pm

sunflower wrote:
3Boys wrote:
dunpushkids wrote:My baby is only in P1.


P1 not baby oredi.

Hee...I guess the little precious darling is still baby in the eyes of the parent mah... :wink:


careful 3Boys... wait kanna hantam by other people's DWs again. :rotflmao:

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Re: Depriving Kids of Recess Time As Punishment?

Postby 3Boys » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:25 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote: careful 3Boys... wait kanna hantam by other people's DWs again. :rotflmao:


Oops :oops: ..... :tongue:

No lah, I agree that kids should not be deprived of an opportunity to eat and top up during recess. My DS1 is quite sensitive to hunger and if he doesn't eat his behaviour goes out the window. So yah, maybe delay recess as punishment but should allow the kids some time to eat.

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Re: Depriving Kids of Recess Time As Punishment?

Postby ChiefKiasu » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:33 pm

3Boys wrote:... So yah, maybe delay recess as punishment but should allow the kids some time to eat.


Good idea! If I'm the teacher, I'll let them go for recess, but can only buy food and eat it, and then stare at the bowl when done - cannot look around, talk with anyone, or play. Group-based solitary confined-to-bowl punishment. Good anot?

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