Howdy! Today was our first full day of kindergarten. I. Am. Exhausted. 8 hours of Kindergarten is a very very long day! People, yes, 8 hours! We are an “enhanced option” school which means an extended day and smaller class sizes. This is the result of a federal lawsuit years ago which decided minority and poor students weren’t receiving an adequate education. The program started with an optional 20 day extended year program but participation was so low that they did away with the 20 days and extended each day by an hour…hence 8 hour days!
Howdy, I am Mr. Greg. I have been teaching for 11 years. I spent a year teaching fifth grade, two years in second grade and am now in my 9th year in Kindergarten. Kindergarten is my passion and my calling but honestly, that wasn’t how it started. Read the whole story >