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Re: Squeezing Blood out of Turnips

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Glenda (gjmoore)
Thu, 25 Feb 1999 10:30:04 -0500


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Kate,

How in the world can you teach 9 classes a day? I teach at a K-5 school =
in Raeford, NC. Our enrollment, at present, is approximately 750, which =
constantly changes due to our location close to Fort Bragg Army Base =
where kids come and go. My principal does my schedule FIRST each year =
(ahead of Music, PE, Spanish, Library, Computer Lab, etc.) to make sure =
all my grades are together so I won=92t have to change materials between =
classes: he then fits the others in. As our school grows he adjusts =
class time accordingly as not to overload me. It really helps when you =
have a principal who is considerate and aware of your need for time in =
planning and preparation. I think our state has a set number of =
students per resource teacher and I was told just the other day that we =
slightly exceed that limit (but I=92m not complaining!). Have you =
checked to see if your state has a similar quota (# of students per =
resource teacher)? What is your grade level and schedule? My schedule is =
as follows:

Monday =96 (5) 1st grades=85 30 minutes each

Tuesday =96 (5) 3rd grades=85 45 minutes each

Wednesday =96 (2) K=92s=85 30 minutes each / (4) 5th grades=85 45 =
minutes each

Thursday =96 (2) K=92s=85 30 minutes each / (5) 4th grades=85 45 minutes =
each

Friday =96 (1) K=85 30 minutes / (5) 1st grades=85 30 minutes each

Good luck!

Glenda

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Kate,

How in the world can you teach 9 classes a day? I = teach at a K-5=20 school in Raeford, NC. Our enrollment, at present, is approximately 750, = which=20 constantly changes due to our location close to Fort Bragg Army Base = where kids=20 come and go. My principal does my schedule FIRST each year (ahead of = Music, PE,=20 Spanish, Library, Computer Lab, etc.) to make sure all my grades are = together so=20 I won’t have to change materials between classes: he then fits the = others=20 in. As our school grows he adjusts class time accordingly as not to = overload me.=20 It really helps when you have a principal who is considerate and aware = of your=20 need for time in planning and preparation.  I think our state has a = set=20 number of students per resource teacher and I was told just the other = day that=20 we slightly exceed that limit (but I’m not complaining!). Have you = checked=20 to see if your state has a similar quota (# of students per resource = teacher)?=20 What is your grade level and schedule? My schedule is as = follows:

Monday – (5) 1st grades… 30 = minutes=20 each

Tuesday – (5) = 3rd=20 grades… 45 minutes each

Wednesday – (2) K’s… 30 minutes = each / (4)=20 5th grades… 45 minutes each

Thursday – (2) K’s… 30 minutes each = / (5)=20 4th grades… 45 minutes each

Friday – (1) K… 30 minutes / (5) = 1st=20 grades… 30 minutes each

Good luck!

Glenda

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