Grades

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

    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:
    > 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!!!!