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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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  • Flacka 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 bee...See More
    Jun 20, 2015
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  • Marie 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 i...See More
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  • Marie 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...See More
    Jun 20, 2015
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  • maureen I volunteered two mornings a week in my grandson's K classthree years ago. All three K teachers had centers that thechildren rotated through each day. There was a kitchen setthat changed throughout the year, a block area, seat worktable, a "...See More
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  • please fight for centers For those of you who are fighting for child centeredlearning that includes centers in Kinder---I want to say"Thank you and please keep fighting." Turning schools intofactories and feeding our students to the testing monsteris destroying edu...See More
    Jun 20, 2015
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