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Old 06-20-2019, 06:47 PM
 
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Our schedules are tight. I give my students the first 20 minutes free time while waiting for everyone to arrive. We have activities on the tables they can choose to do-puzzles, mini-Jenga, drawing, books... We have 20 minutes for recess (unstructured play) every day and 30 minutes for PE every day-3 days with PE teacher and 2 days with classroom teacher, but PE is structured. I also try to squeeze in free-choice center time-kitchen center, blocks-wood blocks, cardboard bricks, Legos, Tinker Toys, Bristle Blocks, Keva planks ... puzzles, sand table, fine motor activities, art center, puppets and discovery table. Some years I am able to have 30 minutes every day. Other years I might end up with 2 days for 15 minutes and 3 days for 30 minutes.
I envy Zia's hour for recess and hour for free play and Sbkangas5's ability to go to the park. I can imagine how awesome that is.
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