Re: Centers

    I am going to argue strongly in favor of implementing centers
    back into the classroom. Leadership and Social skills are such
    important concepts that the children are losing out on. They
    can not work their issues and problems out while completing a
    worksheet. Writing, comprehension, analyzing, sharing,...can
    all implemented following a 25 minute center time. Journal
    Time: Draw a picture, write about what you did, and read it to
    3 friends.

    On 6/20/15, Marie wrote:
    > On 6/20/15, Flacka wrote:
    >> Sadly yes, however, in some classrooms in some schools,
    >> they do still have some "free play time". With the push for
    >> academics and the end of the year expectations, it's tough
    >> to fit it in.
    >> 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?