Nov 14, 2016
My kids eat lunch from 10:50 - 11:20 and our dismissal is at 3:00, so I
know all about long afternoons with kinders. I have always had my
play centers at the end of the day. This year, due to schedule
changes I had to move the play time to earlier in the afternoon. I was
so against this, but I actually love it! I wish I would have done this
years ago!!! The kids behave so much better in the centers and it is a
nice break in the afternoon. We do have a rest period that helps too.
I only get a 20 minute recess, but even that is coming to an end soon
as the snow will soon be flying and we will be in all winter. I often
extend playtime during the winter months to help out.
On 11/13/16, Kat_Kong wrote:
> 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!!!!