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Since I last wrote about our daily schedule, a few things have changed in our kindergarten classroom! The biggest difference has been the incorporation of rotations to teach math and ELA skills. Those two areas of our day, along with our reading and writing workshop times, have been shifted and adjusted many times. I've finally found a schedule that allows my students plenty of time to work and doesn't feel rushed!


I currently teach in a full day kindergarten that is 5.5 hours long. It feels like a perfect amount of time for this age group. We're able to get our goals accomplished without feeling rushed or squeezed for time. I've taught in half day (3 hours) and a very full day (7 hours), but I've found the Goldilocks schedule with this school (just right).

Now, let's get to the schedule. There are some main areas we'll cover: academics (content blocks), social/emotional (play and meetings), and specials classes. Some things are set in stone, but most things during our day happen when they do because I've been allowed to choose that time for our class. Our admin is very supportive and teachers at my site have a say in many (but not all) scheduling decisions.

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