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RussianThunder June 10th, 2018 1:10am

When you were in school, did you start the day with teacher led stretches and “wake up exercises”? If yes, if you don’t mind, could you put the years you went to school. This is still common in Russia but not in US. Did it used to be?

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jenkp223 Being a mommy
06/10/18 11:50 am

And this was from the late 80s through the 90s

SoCalGal
06/10/18 10:24 am

No, our exercise time came after some lessons.....about midway through the morning in elementary school. We then had unorganized playtime after lunch.
In junior high and high school we had one physical education period during the day.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/10/18 8:14 am

We may have. I started school in 1955.

sgkitty new york
06/10/18 6:27 am

We did not start with wake up exercises.

martyt02
06/10/18 6:12 am

No, growing up we did not. But, as a teacher, I would often stop a sluggish lesson and have the kids get up and do jumping jacks, stretches, etc for a brain break. It gets oxygen flowing 😴

martyt02
06/10/18 6:15 am

.... elementary kins in the 80s and 90s. In more recent years I taught middle and high school and never did it with them.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
06/10/18 10:23 am

I don’t know....maybe we were sluggish walking in. Lol

martyt02
06/10/18 2:22 pm

Yes, RT. That’s when we’d do it. If the kids were sluggish a few jumping jacks would get them ( and me) moving!

RichardRahl1 Jesus is King
06/10/18 4:45 am

School in the 90’s. Never heard of that except in Japan and we all know how wired they can be.

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theNobamist Silicon Valley
06/10/18 1:26 am

In the 1970s, we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance.

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geoag02 Dallas, TX
06/09/18 10:00 pm

Some of my teachers did in the mid ‘80s, but it was at the teacher’s discretion. There was never anything that was organized school wide.

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PB246 California
06/09/18 9:03 pm

A few teachers did in early elementary grades and then I had an 8th grade teacher who was super into yoga before yoga was more common in the US and people thought she was so weird but we did yoga in her class. I work at a school and some teachers grade k-5 do stretches and activities like that

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/09/18 8:58 pm

No, at least from the time I remember on, say about the third grade. My memories of my first few years in school are spotty and incomplete - I'm not sure that is something I'd remember. Or maybe, I slept through the wake-up exercises 😴

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
06/09/18 8:48 pm

They did when I was in school in Germany. I do not remember it being a regular thing here in the states, bit a believe a couple of my teachers did it when I was still in grade school.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
06/10/18 10:25 am

Did you grow up in the East, West or Unified?

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
06/10/18 2:47 pm

Oh, I did not grow up in Germany, my father was stationed there for a few years (he was in the US Army) when I was small.

At the time, the Berlin Wall still stood and Germany was still divided.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
06/09/18 8:23 pm

I was in public schools from 1957-1969, and we never did that. We opened the day with the Pledge of Allegiance in each classroom and morning announcements on the intercom.

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evoecon nearest binary system
06/09/18 8:35 pm

This ^^^^. Not the years as Mr. Laney has several more years of wisdom than me.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
06/09/18 9:15 pm

But you'll likely be around to quote me when I'm gone...😃

evoecon nearest binary system
06/09/18 9:58 pm

Good point. I need to write down some of your wisdom for future quoting.

chickencookie Jihad Joe
06/09/18 7:11 pm

No. We said the Pledge and had gym class during the day.

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4Freedom1776
06/09/18 6:43 pm

No we fat

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lcamino Florida and Georgia
06/09/18 6:32 pm

No. We said the pledge of allegiance.

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phalnx Ohio
06/09/18 6:30 pm

No, never. We only exercised in Phys Ed class.

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shygal47 Florida east coast
06/09/18 6:25 pm

Never heard of doing exercises unless it was gym classes.

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Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
06/09/18 6:19 pm

I was in school from 54 till 66.
We didn’t do that but we had PE & we walked to school.

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gow488 Korea
06/09/18 6:16 pm

No. I haven’t heard about that before.

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jlong105 Indiana
06/09/18 6:16 pm

No. Had a couple teachers thought the years that did that in their classes but it wasn’t an everyday thing. Graduated in 1995

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rons Thanks America
06/09/18 6:15 pm

No, we said the pledge. We did have recess to run around like nuts. 1st grade 1949.

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TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
06/09/18 6:11 pm

I’ve done that with special ed students, but we (usually incorrectly) assume that children know how to wake themselves up on their own.

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
06/09/18 8:41 pm

⬆️⬆️⬆️ that was my point back home ⬆️⬆️⬆️

I’m here....obviously I’m awake. Ugh