Last week we had a district K meeting about math. It turned out to be a huge mess, because everyone expressed their concern over not having enough time in their schedule to dedicate a full 45-60 per day on math. My principal heard about this and wants to meet with us tomorrow after shool. I typed up a breakdown of our schedule and here is what it looks like: Minutes in school day 390 Academics Literacy 120 Math 60 Content 30 *Total from Academics 210 Other Daily Routines Attendance, lunch count, pledge, announcements 15 Morning snack 10 Lunch/recess 45 Recess 15 Afternoon snack 10 Getting ready to go home (responsibility logs) 15 Time to walk in hallways, bathroom breaks Getting dressed in winter, washing hands for lunch, Cleaning up, transitions, etc. 30 *Total from Other Daily Routines 140 (350 Sub total) Kindergarten Essentials Calendar time 20 Show & Share 15 Free choice time 20 Rest time 20 *Total from Kindergarten Essentials 75 (425 Sub total) Daily minutes for Specials: Monday 60 Tuesday 30 Wednesday 30-60 Thursday 60 Friday 45 *Total after specials: 455-485 (65-95 minutes each day must be cut from the schedule) I don't know what to do. Obviously, there are unrealistic expectations. I can integrate until my head falls off, but the fact of the matter is that there is no way I can cut 65-95 minutes per day of anything. The only thing that makes sense to cut is everything from the "kindergarten essentials" section. I have to get the academics in, the specials are out of my control, and the other daily routines are things I can't control, either. I don't know what to do!!! Does anyone else NOT have free choice or rest time?