Re: Centers

    On 7/10/15, Lindylu wrote:
    > I teach in an all day public kindergarten setting. Everyday the
    > children have 30
    > children have 30 minutes of center time. 4 students to each
    > center and they rotate through all 10 centers, one per day.
    > House, blocks, ABC - hands on learning games, Science,
    > writing, computers, listening/reading, math, puzzles and art.
    > I refuse to give this up. The district wants the children to
    > write everyday for 60 minutes. Lucy C program. I refused. I
    > told the administrators that the highschool kids do not write
    > for an hour a day, everyday. Their classes are only 50 some
    > minutes long to start with.
    > Yes, I have seen the data and the writing that shows ALL the
    > progress the kids make when they write everyday. SO
    > WHAT!!!!! If they spent the same amount of time playing
    > together, working together, talking, we would have fewer
    > social issues.
    > So, please do what you know is best for the kids. Give them
    > a strong foundation and they will read and write.
    > On 6/20/15, Marie wrote:
    >> It has been 12 years since I have taught K. I was
    >> informed that they no longer have centers or nap. Nap I
    >> understand however, centers make no sense to me
    >> (blocks, manipulates, sand, housekeeping...). Is this
    >> common in most public schools?