We changed schools at the beginning of this year and I can't say that I'm happy this far with the new school.
The teacher seems nice and they've helped my ds settle in after a few weeks of him being uneasy, but their morning routine sucks!
So, this is the routine..
830 playground supervision starts.
830-9am play in the playground
9am bell sounds and line up
9-910 (sometimes 920) principal fluffs around on the PA, may or may not sing the national anthem, say a prayer (catholic school), then another teacher gets to have a chat.
Then FINALLY they go to their classrooms and take out stuff from their bags and go in.
So they're not really doing any learning in possibly the most productive/attentive part of the day.
On Wednesdays it gets even better with an assembly whilst still in their lines on the playground and so they aren't in class till 930.
Am I wrong in assuming there is too much cr@p going on in the mornings??
The school is on a main road so you can't even hear what they say on the PA.
At our old school the routine was..
830 classroom open & teacher present.
Kids go straight into class, get their stuff out, have a quiet giggle in the classroom with their friends
845.. Bell sounds, class starts. Quick prayer and the day begins. Assembly on Friday mornings only.
So what does your school do?