Grades

    Re: Long afternoon
    Flacka

    Since the class has already had 2 recess times and PE
    before an early lunch, I would move the "lunch recess" to be
    an afternoon recess. With breakfast and early lunch, move
    their snack to the middle of the afternoon, either just before
    or right after recess.

    I always had language arts/reading in the morning and math,
    science & social studies in the afternoon and the afternoon
    just dragged. Last year I had to move my language arts and
    reading to the afternoon and it was the best change ever!
    Reading and Daily 5 keep them engaged so the afternoon
    went by much faster for them, and me. End the day with
    some free choice/center time and then get them ready for
    dismissal.

    On 8/13/15, Bella wrote:
    > Got my new schedule yesterday. My TK/K class has a very
    > chopped up morning, because the PE teacher scheduled
    for
    > our school can only work in the morning, then go to
    another
    > site. Also, Library has to be in the a.m. and Resource
    > time. Also, the TKs are pulled out for 30 minutes at
    > someone else' convenient time. This is when I'll have my
    Ks
    > read. Basically, our daily schedule (lunch at 10:50) is...
    > breakfast, before school recess, P.E., some class time,
    > snack, recess, some class time, lunch, lunch recess, then
    a
    > very, very long afternoon! Any suggestions as to how I'm
    > going to provide developmentally appropriate activities for
    > my TK AND provide educationally sound CCSS teaching
    for Ks
    > I'm getting ready for first grade when they will probably
    > be exhausted in the afternoon? I'm a bit frustrated, as you
    > can see.