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This elminates teachers giving students busy work. Lesson and activities must be purposeful, meaningful and engaging. More exciting hands-on activities can be done with this extra time.
Integration of material is more likely to occur with the longer school days and the increased time for teacher preparation.
Teachers are required to use the fifth day as a time of reflection and education. Collaborative meetings and professional conferences are able to increase teacher effectiveness.
We know that students enjoy school and perform better when they are involved in art and music programs. With the money saved, we can once again offer these programs or worst case, give students the opportunity to participate in the activities outside of school
The proposal of 4 days may reduce cost for school to better align with federal budget, however it is in turn adding the cost to the parents to find additional childcare services.
knowing the children are in school would be a better choice than having baby sitters or other childcare services looking after their children because it is safer.
It is currently tough for teachers to apply DAP in school in addition to the teaching curriculum, it will make it even more difficult to do so with only 4 days of school week.
help with their future adjustment for school and life in general
Children may need to struggle to readjust to school after 3 day weekend if school week changed to 4 days.
There is a positive correlation between effective instructive hours and academic performance in Math, Science and Reading. As we all know, children are not yet developed in their early age to be able to physically focus their attention for a long time. Long hours of sitting in school could compromise their achievement and progress in learning.
learn how to "be with" others socially takes time