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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?
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TO:Maureen Thank you for your kind words. I feel like a fish out of
water but you and I (and others who have been around
awhile) know that we are right and what is best for the
children is NOT what is happening in kindergarten.
Hopefully "they" will come around but I'm not holding out
hope that it will be anytime soon.

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Jun 26, 2015
Ms. Anna 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?

Yes, it is true, even in all-day Kindergartens. For ...See More
Jul 7, 2015
Lindylu I teach in an all day public kindergarten setting. Everyday the 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 ...See More
Jul 10, 2015
Sally On 7/10/15, Lindylu wrote: > I teach in an all day public kindergarten setting. Everyday the > children have 30 the > 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/rea...See More
Nov 1, 2015
Sally I teach all day public k. I have 25 minutes of choice time a day. We also use Lucy Calkins. I like her writing program. Initially, they wanted us to write for 60 minutes, too. We found that 30 min made more sense. At 60 min, the kids couldn't wait for writing time to be over. At 30 min, they can't wait for the next time to write.
Nov 1, 2015


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