Growing up in a small town in Southern New Jersey

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Kindergarten 2

the Kindergarten day seemed to speed by.  We worked from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., then we had "recess and snack time".  This was a 25 minute block in the morning because recess included snack time.  Then we we worked from 10:30 to 11:25 before we left the building at 11:30 for lunch at home.  All but about 5 of the kindergartners went home for lunch.  We all walked.  We returned to the school building no later than 1:00 p.m.

Since I lived across the street from the school, I had a long lunch hour-and-a-half.  I could watch from the front porch and see if the playground had anyone playing on it, and then I could go back to the playground and wait for a teacher to open the door and let us in for the afternoon session. 

Afternoons were from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Recess was from 1:45 to 2:00 p.m.  If the weather was nice and not too cold we were outside.  If it was raining we played indoors.  If we misbehaved we didn't get recess at all.

Coming editions of "Kindergarten days" will include a rainy day recess period and the game(s) we played to occupy us and get some of the energy we little ones had under control, and another one will be about the playground and what we did during those times of the day.


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