Weather and Recess

Weather and Recess

The cold weather is upon us now. Children are encouraged to wear layers for the variety of activities that take place throughout the day. To alleviate missing winter coats, gloves, hats, scarves, etc. please label your child’s garments with his/her name. It’s really incredible how many missing items pile up so quickly! The lost and found will be donated or thrown away at the winter break. Encourage your child to check the items in the coming weeks if they are missing anything. As a reminder, we go outside for recess unless:

  • Temperature is below 15 degrees
  • Heavy new snow of three inches or more
  • Rain, regardless of the amount
  • The temperature, when combined with the wind speed, produces a wind chill of 10 degrees or below

Some children relax and unwind by playing outside. Others prefer to read a book and enjoy quiet time before starting the second half of their school day. The library is open and supervised during recess for those children that prefer quiet time with a book Monday through Thursday. Shabonee librarian, Mrs. Alexander, has been talking with the children about the expectations for this time of day if a child chooses to participate.