Yes that is what I do. I do free play for an hour in the morning. After free play, we move on to circle time or a large group activity for christmas. Outside or music and movement is followed after circle time or large group. I also agree with an hour being far too long for PreK. When I taught in GA we were required to do an hour of non instructed play. Being that I am now in florida, I decided to do an hour to this group because they lacked social skills and self help skills. I also rearrange and made new centers so that they will get accustomed to them. Now that I see they are gaining social skills and ability to clean and place toys where they belong I will cut centers to know more than 30 or 40 mins in January. Instead of Free play being early in the morning, it will be in the afternoon. I kind of like the idea of free play in the morning after breakfast because I have time for other activities throughout the day.