The teachers at my school believe we try to schedule the day too much for our students. Here is what it looked like for an 8th grader:
8-10 Graduation practice in the theater
10-11 Yearbook signing
11-12 Student council run school-wide barbecue
12-12:45 Yearbook signing
12:45-1:20 Middle School Slide Show
1:20-2:00 Clean out lockers/yearbook
2-2:45 "Gonging up"ceremony (in which each grade from 1st through 8th are symbolically "passed up" to the next grade after a representative teacher talks briefly about their year) We also so a lot of whole school singing during this time, ending the ceremony with "Que Sera, Sera"
2:45-3:15 All School Hug Line, all students hug all teachers and vice versa.
This, if not obvious, is a day whose schedule has been developed over 40 years in a private school setting rising out of much earlier "hippy" roots.
What do you think? Over scheduled?