I have been teaching kindergarten for 6 years. There have been many changes since I first began teaching K. I would like to know if other school systems have also implemented any of these changes and what teachers think of them. For ex: Students are no longer allowed a nap time. We no longer are allowed a recess. Our curriculum is so stretched we are told there isn't time for it. Students do get P.E., however last year Kindergartners did not go to P.E. until 2:25. We are a full day program 8:10-3:10 and kindergatners stay all day beginning the first week of school which begins on a Monday. When I first began teaching the students came for half-days for the first 2 weeks. I would like your opinions and your own experiences with such routines and structures. My opinion is they (school board educators and administrators) have totally forgotten that these children are just 5 years old and are not considering their developmental needs.