Nov 1, 2015
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?