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École Rivière-Rouge
Feb 21, 2024
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Balanced School Day


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The Balanced School Day schedule divides the school day into three 90-100 minute blocks of instructional time. Two longer nutrition and activity breaks are provided in the morning and afternoon instead of the traditional mid-morning/mid-afternoon recess and noon hour lunch.

This schedule creates equally balanced teaching/learning blocks in the school day.

The two nutrition/activity breaks of approximately 1 hour allow time for eating and activity in both the morning and afternoon. Nutrition breaks provide 20-25 minutes for eating and 20-30 minutes for activity.

​8:25/8:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

10:10 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

​1:25 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

​Block A

Nutritional and Activity Break

Block B

Nutritional and Activity Break

Block C

Kindergarten pm is a half-day program, they are not included in this schedule.



  • More instruction time with less interruptions.
  • Longer learning blocks for literacy, science, art, etc.
  • Time to program reading, writing and oral activities in a more flexible way!
  • ​Children need more frequent food breaks.
  • Two opportunities for children to eat more nutritious food.
  • Children who eat nutritionally can concentrate better and more effectively!
  • ​Two opportunities of 25-30 minutes a day of uninterrupted play.
  • Quality exercise time energizes students, helps them to concentrate on school work and promotes a healthy lifestyle!
  • Introduction of physical education initiative, including clubs/activities/intramurals divided between the breaks.