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Re: Your Weekly Schedule

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From: C Kerch (ckerch_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Oct 10 2004 - 16:34:31 PDT


I have to agree with Kathleen.... I taught 45 mins of Kinder and it was too
much time for them. After 20 mins they became jumpy, lost interest, wanted
a nap, or got out of their seats to walk around. I tried stretching out
their activities with reading stories related to their art projects or
slowing things down but my Kinders are ages 4 thru 5, the youngest not
turning five till Dec. 31st so their attention span is limited. After
evaluating the situation the Admin and I decided this year that 30 mins was
long enough.

Mahalo,
Cathy
Honolulu, HI

<arizkma@yahoo.com> wrote:>
>Truthfully, I love the 20 minute kindergarten sections. If it was in the
>spring, perhaps they would be ready for 40 minutes, but in 20, they're in
>and out and get something specific done. At my school where I have
>kindergarten for 40 minutes, it seems way too long for them developmentally
>and with their attention span. Also, I get to know the kids more at the 20
>min. school, because I see them every other day.
>
>~ Kathleen
>
>Bruthrobson@aol.com wrote:
>Kathleen,
>How can you do anything in 20 minutes?
>I have 30 min with 3rd graders and am having a hard enough time.
>Brenda ---

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