Governor Semple School follows a Balanced School Day.
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. Since Kindergarten is a half-day program, they are not included in this schedule.
Our daily schedule for Grades 1-5 is as follows:
9:00 - 10:40am Instructional Block
10:40 - 10:55am Nutrition Break
10:55 - 11:25am Activity Break
11:25 - 1:00pm Instructional Block
1:00 - 1:25pm Nutrition Break
1:25 - 1:55pm Activity Break
1:55 - 3:30pm Instructional Block
Balanced School Day Lunch Ideas.pdf
More Ideas for Balanced School Day Lunches.pdf