Recess Queen Lesson Ideas - with Deanna Jump Recess Queen Lesson Ideas for your kindergarten and first grade classrooms. Reading aloud to students is an important component of balanced literacy. During read alouds, the teachers are doing all of the decoding work which frees students up to do all of the thinking work. The Recess Queen Lesson Plans with free editable template The Recess Queen STEM and Center Activities For the STEM activity, students plan, design, and test out a slide for Mean Jean! Thank you to Ms. Fox’s students for sharing a fun picture of this activity!