Re: Daily schedule

    It's been a long time since I taught a developmentally
    appropriate kindergarten! I liked starting with free choice time
    (or whatever you call it) because everyone came in and was
    busy, I could shorten or extend the time as needed, and it got
    the wiggles out so they were ready to start the day.

    On 8/23/15, maureen wrote:
    > On 8/23/15, JCM wrote:
    >> I struggle with planning a day that is balanced and fun
    > for
    >> the kids. I would love your feedback about your
    >> developmentally appropriate full day schedule. For
    >> instance, do your kids come right to morning meeting in
    >> the morning or do activities at the table? Any sample
    >> schedules would be great!
    > In my dgd's K class this fall, she goes and does a table
    > activity right away. Then when most of the students get
    > there, they meet for morning message together. She started
    > them that way from Day one and I see she is experiencing
    > that they want to continue the table time first for the
    > beginning of the day. I guess it might take some time to
    > make the transition of not doing the table activity first.
    > I have to admit that the teacher sure lucked out on a good
    > group of children. I walk in and they are all working hard
    > and it is very peaceful and almost quiet except for the
    > teacher talking to a parent or a child. I went in the hall
    > with the connecting K classroom and that room sounds like
    > sheer chaos!
    > I don't know if it was just the luck of the draw of who
    > got which students or if it a difference in starting the
    > day. I know even the specials teachers have told my dgd's
    > teacher what a well behaved class she has. This is the k's
    > second year of teaching, but her first with K.
    > I taught in a non traditional school so I did not do any
    > large group teaching before I retired. The above is just
    > observations from my being in the classroom several times a
    > week.
    > I hope you have a great year! This age group is so much
    > fun.