Re: How to handle long afternoon & behavior issues?!

    Do you use music in your classroom? I just bought some
    Hap Palmer CDs for my granddaughter. I used them in my
    kinder classroom and the kids loved them. They involve
    movement but do not get the kids "wound up. " The 2 I
    especialled like (and ordered) are Learni g Basic Skilss
    Through Music vol 1and 2. Also maybe time for story time
    where kids can relax while you read. Use felt characters to
    help tell the story. Pass out the Playdoh and let kids use
    that for awhile. That's a long time to go without outdoor
    play. Can you line everybody up and go for a walk around
    campus? It's too bad schools often don't have a clue about
    the needs of young children( not the teachers but the

    On 11/13/16, Kat_Kong wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I am a 2nd year kinder teacher after having taught sped
    > for several years. I really struggle with behavior in
    > the afternoon. We aren't allowed another recess (besides
    > lunch-recess from 11:00-11:45. By the afternoon
    > (especially 2:00-3:30) the kids are simply nuts. I am
    > contemplating a 'break' or 'relaxation time' in the
    > afternoon for 10 minutes or so. They know we have
    > Centers (play time) at 3:00 but many simply cannot hold
    > it together the last hour or so. Any ideas? We don't do
    > naps in Kinder at my school. Thanks!!!!