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I teach full day K,, 24 kids and no aide. We've been doing rest in our kindergartens for years. It's about 20-25 minutes, kids can look at books. I'm pretty sure that we are going to have to send home their bath towels and discontinue this. Do you have rest in your room? If not, how do you get your progress monitoring and individual assessments done?
Anne I teach full-day as well. Don't cut out rest time. This is as essential as lunch and recess. Children are on a treadmill today. They do not know how to quiet themselves. This is a great time for book look and I put chapter books on CD's on. So it is rest and literature.

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Oct 19, 2014
Flacka I teach full day K and haven't had rest time for at least the past 10 years. I used to have a bit of quiet time during the first few weeks of school but that, too, has been gone for years. I have an assistant just during our lang. arts time and we both work with children while she is there and the rest of the class is working independently. Somehow...See More
Oct 19, 2014
Jacque/WA/K-1/nbct 2006 On 10/19/14, Flacka wrote: > I teach full day K and haven't had rest time for at least the past > 10 years. I used to have a bit of quiet time during the first few > weeks of school but that, too, has been gone for years. I have > an assistant just during our lang. arts time and we both work > with children while she is there and the...See More
Oct 19, 2014
Lindylu lease do not give up rest. The children need it. When children rest it allows everything they did in the morning to become fixed in their memory. They need the down time. I do very little assessing at rest time. I too set up independent centers and use this time for assessment. It takes weeks to get the centers running but worth it.

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Oct 20, 2014


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