Sunday, September 2, 2012

Stealing Minutes

For the first time in 3 years, our 2nd grade schedule has changed - which leaves us with a 20 minute block between lunch and PE. I usually do a restroom break after lunch, but that takes at least 10 minutes. That leaves another 5-7 minutes of dead time before we go to PE. So, I decided that we would "steal" some reading minutes during our restroom break and just stay in the hall until it is time to line up for PE! We also have 15 minutes of hall time in the morning before school starts.  I just put a basket by our door with a variety of books and some math flashcards. No more "dead" time!

1 comment:

  1. Exellent ideas! Convert "down" time into reading time. This helps the kids engaged in a meaningful activity and it increases their time with a book.

    ~ Michael <><
    The Color of Sound