I’ve noticed that this forum gets the most traffic so that’s why I’m posting this here lol. I know that we are all so weary and tired of stressing over and talking about how we are going to go back, but I feel that kindergarten teachers have different challenges. My tiny school is going back (so far). My students and I have to wear masks. My students cannot share anything or play closely with each other. They all have to have their own separate box with their own personal manipulatives. They can’t play in the playground. They will be with me all day. I have a very small class so social distancing is possible, but THEY’RE FIVE YEARS OLD!!! They have no concept of personal space. I need ideas of how I am going to plan my day IF we go back. I want to be prepared. Kindergarten is all hands on. So, my typical schedule is being thrown out the window. Centers? No. Looking at books with your book buddy? No. Playing in our pretend kitchen? No. Playing with blocks? No. Sitting on the rug for circle time? No. Putting puzzles together and playing games with each other? No. So, what the heck are they going to do?? Of course, I will be teaching them reading and math, but when we usually do centers or free time, what should they do instead?? I can’t expect them to sit with their personal manipulative box all throughout the day. They need to move around! I don’t want them on computers or screens. They’re too little and they do enough of that at home. Please, please, please give me some ideas of how I’m going to make this year NOT be a disaster!!