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2 questions: do you do naps, and are any of you 1/2 day?
Old 02-04-2017, 11:05 AM
 
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I'm just curious.

Oh, and 3rd question: does anyone still do play/social centers?


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Old 02-04-2017, 12:07 PM
 
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We don't do naps, although we do have rest time for 15 minutes after lunch up until winter break. We are a full day.

And yes - we definitely do play! It's one of the most important times of our day! We have 20-30 minutes of play (focused on fine motor skills) at the beginning of the day, and Friday afternoons are devoted to play and art (usually an hour and a half block).
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Haven't taught littles in a few years, but it's still the same at my district:

1. No nap
2. Full day
3. I usually had time to do play centers once a week. I also incorporated them into my social studies centers as often as possible.

This is starting in Pre-K.
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1. No nap
2. Full day Kindergarten
3. No social/play centers.(since inception of Pre-K)

Pre-k does the play/ social centers now.
We have free, full day Pre-k classes in all our public schools.
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Old 02-04-2017, 02:17 PM
 
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My P allows his teachers autonomy (thank goodness!) and I do include a rest time after lunch recess for the first few weeks. The last hour of the day is devoted to Self Selection which just means free play in the classroom. I have blocks, a play kitchen, a creative area (glitter glue, paint, feathers, beads, beans, macaroni, etc), No Ends, board games, and puzzles.

We are full day: 8:40-3:40 except Wednesdays when we dismiss at 1 pm. We also have an hour of outdoor recess a day.


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Old 02-04-2017, 07:34 PM
 
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No naps
Full day K
Playtime every day for 40-45 minutes just before recess and Literacy Centres (the kids think they're playing...) for about half an hour at the end of the day.

My class participated in Global School Play Day for the whole day on Wednesday. It was a very informative day.
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Old 02-05-2017, 08:43 AM
 
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-no naps/no snack time (When we were half day, we had a snack time.)
-full day K
-15 minutes for recess in the morning
-25 to 30 minutes for free-choice center time in the afternoon (play and social centers)
-30 minutes for PE every day (3 days a week with PE teacher and 2 days a week with classroom teacher)*Due to scheduling issues, I don't have 2 days for 30 minutes-it is spread out so it is 15 minutes every day.

I also have 15 minutes built into my schedule for fine motor activities three days a week and the other two days are for formal handwriting lessons.
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Old 02-05-2017, 10:11 AM
 
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No naps, full day, no play/social centers. I have to be very creative in making academic centers feel like play.
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Old 02-05-2017, 05:31 PM
 
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I just can't imagine not having any play/social centers! It's no wonder there are so many behavior issues...
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Full day kindergarten. No naps, snacks, or free choice centers unless it rains and free choice is used for recess


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Old 02-10-2017, 06:35 PM
 
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full day
daily rest time (that I will omit if needed due to other activities, esp later in the year, but the kids do like it & need it so I try to get some in every week.)
free choice play time at least once a week
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I wish!
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1. We do "rest time" the first semester for about 30 minutes around 1:00. Which by second quarter turns into quiet play time for most of the kids, but a few still do want to rest.
2. It's a full day
3. I don't, but I'd love to start bringing that in more. I did it at my last school, but this school is a little heavier on the "academic" work (insert rolling eyes)

We do have 15 minutes of recess twice a day (once before snack and once before lunch), and first semester we had 30-45 minutes of play time two times a week, which I did regardless of school expectations because they seriously needed the time to work on social skills
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