My summer was delicious, but it is time to get back to work. I start this year with a new classroom.
Our school is bursting at the seams this year and I had to give up my art room. My new room used to be a teacher's lounge, so it is a bit cozy. Our class schedules are also bursting at the seams. But........c'est la vie.
I have a question for you. If you are a teacher, how much art do your kindergarten students get in a week?
This year, I will have kindergarten classes for 55 minutes each. My experience tells me that you can keep 5 year olds on task for only 30 or so minutes if you are lucky, so we will have quite a bit of time remaining at the end of classes. ( I think we have 9 kindergarten classes this year.) In my old room, if we had time left over, my students had blocks, reading, and drawing stations. I'm not sure what to do with that extra time this year. Suggestions?