Naptime in Kindergarten
When I first started kindergarten, I attended a Catholic school in Long Island, New York. There were eight students in my class and we all wore uniforms. Half way through kindergarten, my family moved to Florida where I attended a public school. There was close to 30 students in my class and there were no uniforms. I had two completely different kindergarten experiences. One of the similarities was each school did have naptime.
This is my third year teaching kindergarten, but when I started my internships four years ago, one of my questions was about naptime. I was quickly told that naptime does not exist anymore because it cuts into the academic day. Thinking back to when I was in kindergarten, I dreaded naptime. I never slept, but I do remember my classmates needing that time to sleep.
The first few weeks of school, I have had parents tell me that their child can barely stay awake through dinner. I started thinking this year whether or not any schools still allow naptime. I thought this could be a great discussion. Below, please post a comment regarding the status of naptime in your school. Please included where you teach as well. I am very interested to see the results.