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Governor Semple School
Oct 25, 2021
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Balanced School Day

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

Resources:

Balanced School Day Lunch Ideas.pdf

More Ideas for Balanced School Day Lunches.pdf