On Patrol...Recess Chair!

Do you have recess duty?  Well I sure do.  Now this was a new concept for this Northern teacher when I moved with my family down South.  We even eat lunch with our students!  I remember those days of dropping my class off at the cafeteria and not picking them up until after RECESS.  Now I take them to recess and sit with them at lunch.

Enough complaining...on to making lemonade out of lemons.  I vowed not to complain about this any more and to make the best of it.  So I decided that I was going to be as comfortable as possible on the playground.  I created the recess chair!

Now this is a back view.  It is a simple pop up lawn chair that i have painted and added tons of ribbon bows too. I did have some help tonight from my friend Elaina.   The top shade part is flipped up for those days when you need a little sun.  The top flips down for share.  We plan on having 3 of these babies on our grade level to share.  That is why my name is not on the back.  I was darn tempted though!  

  I love the fact I can move this chair anywhere and still have shade.  If I want to get up to monitor a game or just walk... students will be able to blow the bike horn that will be attached if they need me.  I am well visible in this comfy chair!  That is why my name is not on the back.  I was darn tempted though!  
I plan to add some of the following items before school starts: 
A Name Plate for each teacher so we can show who is on duty.  
A bike horn...for needed attention getting.
A battery operated fan.
I have microwavable hand warmers for the winter.
A peace sign blanket
A flag for the top.
And who knows what else.  
Any ideas?


  1. I wish we were able to sit down while on recess duty! we have to constantly walk around and monitor students. And I have lunch AND recess duty everyday....ughh!

  2. Absolutely love it!!! I would love this chair for field day and end of the school year party day.... It is always sooo hot and I burn so easy. Great idea - may have to make me one at Christmas :)

  3. Fun chair. As a northern teacher I still enjoy my duty free lunches but in a couple of years I'll hopefully be able to teach in the south when we move to our NC so I'll enjoy this time now and prepare for lunch duty when I move. We are lucky to be able to sit at recess duty time as well.

  4. I LOVE IT!! I teach in Texas and have recess duty too!! I think I will make a couple for our grade level. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Fun fun fun! Love it! Especially the battery operated fan!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  6. MAN oh MAN! I SO wish we were allowed to sit during recess duty! GREAT idea, though! Very cute. :)
    Oh, and at my school we have lunch and recess duty, too! Boo hiss! :)


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