Period. Whether you like it or not.
Depending on some teacher personalities and makeup of the classroom , the energy changes as soon as their glowing apparatus is outlaw in the classroom . The child is agitated, bouncy, unfocused, lost and or aloof. The Classroom become an arena of possibilities to entertain the child now, from disturbing the class, to fits of rage, misbehaving intentionally to gain the attention of theirs peers. Such behaviors are sometimes the result of the home, other is the kid needing to let some of that pent up energy inside.
With play time declining over the years, recess is slowing sharing fates with the Dodo bird
What I am proposing to solve this dilemma is an after school activities in which children have time to express there self. It is not recess, but an Art Clinic host in partnership with myself and the sponsors such as the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, the Woodruff Art Center,and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, and the volunteer I would need to man this endeavor would be the art students at Georgia State and any volunteer that had signed up.
The project would encourage students to express there self as we would have 3 to 4 stations manned with volunteers and each station would be instructional ones as they were being lead by multiple students of that field of Art. The supplies would donated from the Arts & Humanities and our Sponsors. Children would then be given art material to be taken home to hone their peculiar talents or desire. The effect of having a clinic would not only showcase the ability to express the child and the volunteers but also be staged in an encouraging environment that bring the community together. The effect of a child engaged in the arts is a child that is expressive and less likely to cause distraction to himself and more into thinking possibilities unknown.