Sample Kindergarten Schedules

Jill Bean's picture

I googled "kindergarten daily schedule".  Here is a summary of the amount of free play time in the first ten full day schedule results.  Note that while all the schedules had some recess time, the majority of the results have no in class free play time.  Full schedules are shown below.

 

  Recess 1 Recess 2 In class free play Total
  15 15 0 30
  30 0 0 30
  30 30 45 105
  40 0 0 40
  30 0 0 30
  15 15 30 60
  20 15 0 35
  30 0 0 30
  20 0 0 20
  60 0 0 60
Average 29 minutes 7.5 minutes 7.5 minutes 44 minutes

 

 

7:55 to 8:20 Math tubs (manipulatives) and small group math lessons

8:20 to 8:35 Class meeting/restroom and drinks

8:35 to 8:55 Math board/calendar

8:55 to 9:10 Whole class math lesson

9:10 to 9:20 Predictable chart

9:20 to 9:50 Shared reading (big books/poem and song charts)

9:50 to 10:15 Learning Centers

10:15 to 10:30 Morning recess

10:30 to 10:55 Learning Centers continue

10:55 to 11:10 Alphabet/phonics lesson and paper

11:10 to 11:40 Writing workshop (journals)

11:40 to 12:20 Lunch and recess

12:20 to 1:10 Special classes (music, counseling, pe, art or computers)

1:10 to 1:45 Nap/rest time

1:45 to 2:00 Afternoon recess

2:00 to 2:15 Picture and word chart

2:15 to 3:00 Theme related activities integrating science and/or social studies.

3:00 to 3:10 Show and Tell and get ready to go home

Free Play: Two 15 minute recesses  --> 30 minutes recess

 

7:55 Table Games

8:15 Math/Calendar( I use the Math Their Way Activities for this)

8:35 Math Tubs and Math Groups

9:20 Daily Message Board

9:35 Shared Reading

10:30 Lunch

11:00 Recess

11:30 Quiet time

11:45 Language Arts Lessons

12:20 Theme time

1:30 Clean-up

1:45 Snack time/quiet time

2:05 Picture/Chart Lesson

2:20 Journal time and daily reflections of our adventures of the day.

2:40 Review from today and prepare for tomorrow.

2:50 Dismissal

Free Play: 30 minutes of recess

 

8:30 Class Starts - daily jobs

8:45 Meet on the rug for Opening Activities

9:00 Shared Reading

9:30 Recess

10:00 Workshops (4 rotating small groups

11:00 McMillan/McGraw District Reading Series

11:15 Free Reading Time

11:30 Lunch

12:00 Recess

12:30 Short rest time

12:45 Whole Group Activity:

1:15 Journals

1:30 worktime (or choice time): The students choose the centers they want to work in.

2:15 Cleanup, and meet on rug for recall of the day.

2:30 Silent reading or group game

2:50 Dismissal

Free Play: Two 30 minute recesses and 45 minutes choice time

 

8:00 - 8:30 Bellwork and calendar time

8:30 - 8:45 Music and Movement

8:45 - 9:15 Building Blocks (name of the day)

9:15 - 10:20 Reading

10:30 - 11:00 Lunch

11:00 - 11:30 Math

11:30 - 12:20 Centers

12:00 - 12:40 Recess

12:55 - 1:45 Special class (music, art, pe, computers, etc)

2:00 - 2:30 Science/Social Studies/Theme time

2:30 Dismiss

Free Play: Recess 40 minutes

 

9:00-9:40 Calendar

9:40-10:20 Specials: gym, art, music, library

10:30-11 lunch

11-11:30 recess

11:30-12:10 story on the week's theme

12:10-12:50 story-related activity (could be science, social studies, math)

12:50-1:15 silent independent reading (yes, even the nonreaders)

1:15-2:05 centers

2:10-2:30 snack

2:30-2:45 story, homework introduction, dismissal

Free Play: Recess 30 minutes

 

8:10 – 8:30  attendance, lunch count, table activities, bathroom

8:30 – 9:00  morning meeting, calendar activities

9:00 – 9:30  bathroom, snack, recess

9:30 – 11:00  language arts, science, social studies block

11:00 – 11:35 lunch, recess

11:35 – 12:00 bathroom, quiet time/ rest

12:00 – 12:30 cooperative play centers

12:30 – 12:34 bathroom

12:34 – 1:32  specials (PE, music, library, art, counselor and library)

1:32 – 1:40  bathroom

1:40 – 2:20  math

2:20 – 2:40  wrap up / closing circle

2:42   dismissal

Free Play: Two 15 minutes recess, 30 minutes play centers

 

8:05-8:30 Arrival / Journals

8:30-9:00 Opening - Calendar / Pledges / Author Study / Read Aloud

9:00-9:30 Letter Study / Word Study

9:30-9:45 Phonemic Awareness / Alphabet Jingle

9:45-10:45 Literacy Support Block

10:45-11:05 Recess

11:05-11:50 Unit / Vocabulary / Big Book / ESL Strategies

11:50-12:30 Lunch / Recess

12:30-1:00 Math

1:00-1:15 Star of the Week

1:15-1:50 Specials

1:50-2:40 Snack Time / Centers / Journals / Letter Study / Handwriting

2:40-2:55 Recess

2:55-3:05 Dismissal

Play time: 20 minutes recess, 15 minutes recess --> 35 minutes recess total

 

8:00-8:30 Arrival

8:30-9:30 Calendar & Math

9:30-10:00 Snack

10:00-11:00 Language Arts

11:00-11:15 Story

11:20-11:50 Recess

11:50-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:00 Quiet Time

1:00-2:00 Centers

2:00-2:20 Snack

2:20-2:50 Specials

2:50-3:00 Clean up and get ready for home

Play time: recess 30 minutes

 

8:30 Arrival

8:45 BTV

9:00 Morning Circle

9:30 Phonics

9:40 D.E.A.R.

9:55 Specials

10:35 Snack

10:40 Social Studies

11:00 Work Stations

12:00 Clean Up

12:12 Lunch

12:40 Bathroom Break

12:45 Read aloud

1:00 Math

1:30 Guided writing

1:45 Recess

2:05 D.E.A.R.

2:20 - Prepare for Dismissal

2:30 Dismissal

Play time: 20 minutes recess

 

7:45       Classroom opens - Intro. Activities

8:05      Circle Time 1 (Large Group)

8:35      Literacy / Math Centers / Reading Groups

9:35      Circle Time 2 (Large Group)

10:15      Free Centers / Story Dictation/Snack

11:05      Clean Up

11:15       Story Time

11:40      Wash Up / Lunch Preparation

11:50      Lunch Time

12:30      Recess - Outside Physical Activity

1:30       Quiet Time / Rest Period / Independent Reading

2:15       Rest time ends -- put mats away, transition

2:30      Music / Science / Computer / Gymnastics

3:00      Story Dramatizations

 3:20      Sharing / Daily Review

 3:25      Afternoon Snack -- Kindergarten Class Ends

Play Time: 60 minutes recess

 

Comments

Riley Johnson's picture

Recess essential to kids learning?

Great post! I was researching kids and recess and how it relates to learning. I feel like if kids are not given enough time to play and run around, then they do not learn as well because they get bored and antsy. It is a great debate on how much is enough, but I am sure different people have different opinions on it. My kids are a lot more focused at school when they do have play time.

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