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   Posted 4/12/2009 12:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Remember elementary school?? For some of us that was somewhere around the time dirt was When and where we each went to school I'm sure varies a lot, but one common thing about grade school was recess! That was the best part of the day, for most kids. When you were in elementary school, what was your favorite activity at recess?

I most often got dragged into playing some sort of sport, but I preferred the swings my self. Peaceful and fun. I loved feeling the wind blowing through my hair...going higher and higher into the sky. Ahhh, what a great time and NO! I didn't want anyone to push me. I could do it all myself. Besides, any time someone would push you someone ended up getting hurt and it was most often me. smhair I think I need to take some rope back into the woods and make a tree swing, just for me. idea

What did you do at recess?
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   Posted 4/12/2009 1:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I was ROFL just reading your first sentence! Yup, it was around the turn of the century, I think! LOL

I would have preferred to have stayed indoors and read Nancy Drew but alas, everyone was forced. So probably the swings - or rather a swing - would be my favorite as it was most solitary and I'd be less fearful of getting hurt. I was not very sports oriented. Still have that couch potato gene, tho' I wish I didn't. I didn't really get active until I was a cheerleader in high school, and even then it was on the sidelines.


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   Posted 4/12/2009 3:27 AM (GMT -6)   
It's funny that you mention this, Chutzie! I've actually been thinking about elementary school a lot lately. My sister is an elementary school teacher, and she just recently got her first classroom, so whenever I talk to her about school or "her kids" I think about my time in elementary school. Ah, the carefree-ness. The lack of work! Those were the good days.

Recess. I used to love the swings. I would spend a lot of time there. The rest of the time I would spend in the field. There was a giant rock that looked like Pride Rock from the Lion King & on one side of it, there was a groove in the rock that was just big enough to act as a perfect mold of my body. I used to play there often, or hid in that groove when I didn't want anyone to find me. There was also a big old tree about 20 feet up the hill from the rock. A lot of it's roots were exposed, and my friends & I would play "house" like games up there & each person had their own "room" amongst the roots. I was famous for picking flowers & plants, and playing with mud and sticks, and making all sorts of concoctions. I was a very creative kid. I lost some of my creativity when I lost most of my extroversion somewhere towards the end of elementary school. Sometimes I wish I could have both back. I try, but it's just not the same. I'm still pretty creative, but to a much more limited extent.


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   Posted 4/12/2009 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
OK gotta put my 2 cents in here...

Hands down the Tether Ball!!! I played to so much I was one of the better players people challenged..

But I could not and won't play iy now...
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   Posted 4/12/2009 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Elementary, not that long ago but seems like it was ages. I was always the kid who could not wait till recess! As soon as the teacher said get in line...I was the first one in line before she could finish the sentance. I would always be playing soccer, basketball, kickball, well pretty much anything the boys would be doing, I would be doing. I remember this one time in Kindergarten, we had one of those huge tires that we could play in. Well this boy named Alex and I where sitting in the tire and where making mud pies or something like that and for somereason we kissed each other. At the same time this boy named michael jumped in the tire, saw us kiss and went running off screaming Alex and Chelsea(changed my name) just kissed in the tire. LOL! Remember how embarresing things like that used to be? well needless to say, I was sent to the princeables office and my dad was called. I still hold a little grude agaisnt michael...haha!



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   Posted 4/12/2009 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I seem to have blocked out that part of my life,can't remember it.I do know i was in germany most of those years. Or maybe i'm just old and forgetful.

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   Posted 4/12/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   

If my memory serves me right we had a game called  2 square or 4 square, The game of 4 square was one big square was drawn in chalk on the pavement and then it was divided into 4 equal squares and you had one person stand in each square and then you bounced a basketball or play ground ball to one another person in one of the squares, the ball had to hit inside a persons square and then you had to hit it into some one elses square, if you hit it out side the square you were out, or if you missed the ball hit to you, you were out! there was always a long line of kids waiting to jump in and fill the vacant box, I believe we also moved from square to square so the new person always started in the first square. Now the game of 2 square was the same but with only two people playing bouncing the ball back and forth inside their squares. Does anyone else remember playing that game? When I was a kid living in Wisconsin that was a favorite recess game.

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   Posted 4/12/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember recess. I remember Mr. Maugher who used to make us play softball. I loved it. I don't think I was all that good, but I enjoyed it just the same. Every time I hit the ball, Mr. Maughter would yell out, "Run twinkle toes" and I would just crack up and barely get to the base. This was in fifth grade or sixth grade. I can't remember which. But I do remember they were good times.

Good topic Chutzie. Thanks everyone, for letting me share.


PS I do remember your game too White Beard
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   Posted 4/12/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Wow! White Beard, you brought back so many memories. I had forgotten about that game! When I read your post I wanted to go find some neighborhood kids and get them to play 4 sqare with me.
This really is a great topic :)



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   Posted 4/13/2009 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember that I would have much prefered to stay in and red a book. I dislike any game that involves trying to catch a ball. Played jump rope or hop scotsch
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