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Our day is 7 periods of 47 minutes each. We offer 7 different art
classes. When I was the only art teacher I could get all 7 preps (with
mixed prep classes), within a 5 period time slot, with 1 period as a
teacher prep period, and 1 period as a 'duty'. Our union prohibits
teaching 6, (without a duty), unless you volunteer and get paid to do
it. Part time in our district means anything less than having all of
those time slots filled, so theoretically you could teach 4 classes, and
be short one 'assigned' period, and be considered part time because you
are short one assignment.
My personal schedule for September is more 'heckish' than any other. I
will have 5 preps, in 3 different departments (and hence three different
rooms). One of the preps will be the Advanced Placement Art History
course--the first year out, AND being the yearbook adviser, and training
a teacher to be my yearbook replacement. (Here's hoping I survive all of
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