State law recommends recess.
2019 Alabama Course of Study: Physical Education
This document addresses the frequency of recess/breaks.
Alabama Course of Study: Physical Education Recess Time
Recess time provides unstructured play opportunities that allow children to engage in physical activity, whereas the physical education program provides sequential instruction to enhance the development of motor skills, movement concepts, and physical fitness. It is recommended that both recess time and physical education be included in the daily elementary school curriculum. However, recess time should not replace, interfere with, or be scheduled before or after physical education instruction.