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Break Time!

By Riniesha Gorden

I asked 11 students in the 9th grade how they spent their breaks. The 9th graders, (including myself) are new to Living School and all the different things it has to offer that other schools don’t. 

        These were the questions students were asked;

  1.  How do you feel about having a break after your first class instead of just going straight to it?
  2. What do you think the best way to spend that 10 minute break is?
  3. Do you spend your break with new or old friends?
  4. What is the best spot (in your opinion) to spend said break?
  5. Does your break help let out a bit of built up energy to get ready for the next class?

For the first question everybody replied fairly the same saying that the break is pretty good, lots of students also said that the break is something that their school did not have and as a result most of them were really bored or less prepared for their next class.

For the second question some students responded that the best way to spend the break is relaxing/talking to friends, or using the bathroom. The majority of them think this and since it’s only 10 minutes these are very good options. 

For question number three, the answers were very mixed because some students spend their breaks with different people as a mix of new and old, or only new/ only old. Some other students like myself spend the break alone rather than with someone else because they are shy or just prefer being by themselves.

For question number four the students are pretty loose with where they sit. They either chose to sit on the couches, at the tables, or stand around talking to friends. The students didn’t really have a particular preference when it came to seating but they are very appreciative of the fact that there is more than one option.

For the fifth and final question, all of the students replied saying that the break helps them release trapped energy from sitting and it helps them prepare and organize their thought process for the next class.

In conclusion, most students are really enjoying the freedom and options they have here at living school including the break and they seem to have an optimistic look every step of the way! Peace, this has been the Legends Letter!

Breakfast at my House

During the week we’re often walking out the door with a coffee in one hand and slice of toast in the other, but on weekends breakfast is never rushed. It’s a late affair, sometimes spilling over to lunch, with lots of reading and chatter in between courses of fruits, poached eggs, honey and toast. One of our favorite things we like to serve when friends are visiting are buckwheat blueberry pancakes.