Discussion in 'Kindergarten' started by mom2ohc, Jul 28, 2009.
Jul 28, 2009
What are your school hours?
Full day. We have pre-k (bilingual only) that is half-day.
We have full day kindergarten - 7:55 - 2:50 - with no naps!
same here and no naps either
7:55 - 2:05 with no naps
we have full day 8:35 - 3:05 no nap, but a little rest period
When I taught kindergarten we were full day, though we did have a 45 minute nap time. We only had 20 minutes for either recess or centers. Some schools in my district had done away with naps to do intervention groups, so I feel my old school will lose nap time soon enough.
Full day 8:00 - 3:00 (although school doesn't officially start until 8:30, the kids start arriving at 8:00) We have a 30 minute rest period, no aides.
PreK day is 9:00 - 2:00 - also a 30 minute rest period, full time aides.
Full day with no naps. We do give them rest time the first week to get them accustomed to not having a nap. I have seen where some teachers use nap time as their intervention and progress monitoring time so that is definitely something I want to try this year.
The children are in our classroom by 7:40 and are on the buses by 2:50. No aides and no preK, though I would love to teach preK.
We are full day with no aide and no nap. Most of the kiddos fall asleep anyway for the first half of the year. It is so difficult to teach in the afternoon when 1/2 are asleep!
Full day, 8:30-3:00 with a short rest time.
All day every day 8:15-2:50.
Full day, 7:45-2:30, no naps.
Also, I'm surprised how many full day K's are on here. We have four classes of Kindergarten, so if we went full day we wouldn't have enough classrooms. I think our budget restricts hiring two more teachers as well.
Jul 29, 2009
Full day, 8:10 to 2:40. for the first month or so we have nap time after lunch. K lunches are scheduled late in the day so theres usually only an hour and half left by the time you get back to your room so we all try to plan our more important subjects in the morning.
I'm actually surprised at how many schools still have half day. Almost everybody in my area is full day and have been full day for at least 10 years. Ironically the only district in my area that doesn't have full day is the wealthiest district. The parents in that district don't want full day, but of course they can afford daycare.
I wouldn't be surprised, however, if some districts actually go back to half day to save money. I know in my state (PA) we still don't have a budget and the talk of cutting programs in education is all over the news. I'm sure it is a problem in other states as well.
My school has been around for 40 years and kindergarten has always been full day, with no naps. School opens at 7:30, everyone has to be there by 8:30 and school is out at 3:00.
We are full day 8:50-3:20.
The other K teachers have "rest time" all year, but I felt like my kids were over it by the end of first quarter. I plan on having it for about 20 minutes per day until I think they don't need it anymore.
full day, 7:55 to 2:30. We have a rest time after lunch (about 30min). I use that time to have students come work with me 1 on 1. Oh, and we SWIM for PE and that REALLY tires the kids out.
Jul 30, 2009
The school district I live in has a choice of 1/2 day (8:35-12:25) or full day (8:35-3:30). There might only be one or two children in the entire school or school district that go half day. Those kids usually switch to full day soon after the start of the year or at least by mid year. Usually there is a short 25 minute rest period after recess for the first month of the year. By the end of October they do silent time instead of rest time.
The school district next to me only has full day (8:15-3:00). I know they have a little rest time, but I don't know if they stop that after the first part of the year or not.
In order to save money, the school district I was working in went from half day to full day (saved money on transporting the morning kids home)
So, at my last district, I taught half day kinder (there were two kinder teachers in each classroom, in the morning, I helped the morning teacher and in the afternoon she helped my class)
And I also taught full day kinder at another school district. I like both and couldn't decide which I liked better as both have its pros and cons.
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