What Do You Do?

By Alyssa K.

Graphic by Midori E. & Alyssa K.

Web design by Carly D.

Are you bored during recess? Well, we surveyed the whole school about what they like to do during indoor recess and here are the results. The choices were board games, computer activities, arts and crafts, free play, reading, homework, talking, card games and, “other.”

In Kindergarten, their favorite thing to do during recess was arts and crafts, which had fourteen votes. In second place, in a tie, came computer activities and board games with seven votes each. In third place came free play with five votes and, in last place, came talking, with only two votes.

In first grade, arts and crafts came in first place with thirty votes. Then came free play with twenty-nine votes. In third place came board games with twelve votes. Then came computer activities with only eleven votes. Next came card games which only had three votes. “Other” had two votes and last came reading and talking with one vote each.

Second grade had totally different opinions. In first place came “other” with 19 votes. In second place came free play with twenty-one votes. Next came arts and crafts, which only had fifteen votes. Then came computer activities. Board games had two votes. Reading and homework came in last place with only one vote each.

In third grade, computer activities were the most popular and had thirty votes. Next was arts and crafts with eleven votes. Then free play with nine votes. Then came “other” with only six votes and right behind, came talking, with just two votes. In last place came board games and card games with one vote each.

In fourth grade, computer activities were the most popular and they came in with twenty-six votes. Then came “other” and free play with thirteen votes each. Then came card games with ten votes. Next came talking with eight votes. After that came reading with three votes and last came board games with one vote.

 In fifth grade, “other” came in first place with thirty-seven votes. In second place came computer activities which only had twenty votes. In third place was arts and crafts, which had nine votes. Then came talking, which only had eight votes. In fifth place was homework which had six votes. Next was board games with three votes, and last, was reading with two votes.

 We asked special area teachers, too! For them, reading had six votes and then came free play-  with two votes. In last place came homework and talking with one vote each. Teachers and kids like to do different things, don’ they?!

 School wide, in first place came computer activities with 94 votes and, in second place, free play and arts and crafts got 79 votes each. Next was “other” with 77 votes. After that was board games which was not as popular because it only had 26 votes. Next came talking with a chatty 22 votes. After that was reading with a page turning 13 votes. Then came card games with 11 votes and last was homework with eight votes.

 Well, if you ever get bored during indoor recess again then, you can just refer to this, which is other kids’ (and teachers!) opinions on what their favorite thing to do during indoor recess is. Try something new!

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