On 8/23/15, maureen wrote:
> On 8/23/15, JCM wrote:
>> I struggle with planning a day that is balanced and fun
>> 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
> I hope you have a great year! This age group is so much