I'm worried that my youngest kids will be SUPER tired in the afternoon. The afternoon is when I will NEED to have SSR and Writer's Workshop. I just can't swing the schedule any other way. I know that one of the K classes last year had NAP time! (it was a pre-k/K class) There were kids in the class who actually slept in the afternoon... uh, we have work to do... I can't have them sleeping! I don't think the kids from the other classes had a nap, but I do know they had a lot more recess. What can I do to build up endurance in the kids so they can make it through the day?? I also planned a read aloud after lunch for a rest time, but am worried if i do that they will sleep. It's only 15 minutes, and I don't want to wake them up and then have them grouchy and not focused during SSR.