I know we've talked schedules before, BUT...I am working with a team of art > and health teachers to add class time to the master schedule for both health > and art. > We currently teach art K-2 two times/6 day cycle and art 3+4 one time/6 day > cycle. > My goal is to add more art to 3+4 without taking away from K-2. > We may add another art teacher or two in order to do this, but the > administration is suggesting semestering. I would prefer to just add one
more > class at 3rd and 4th. Everyone K-4 would have art 2 times/6 day cycle. > Our current health program meets with K-2 1 time per cycle and 3/4 two times > per cycle. So they do the opposite of what we do. They want more time with > K-2. We are working on it together. > Our mission is to come up with as many scheduling alternatives as possible, > although I think the one above (Everyone K-4 would have art 2 times/6 day > cycle/everyone would have health 2 times/6 day cycle) would be the easiest
and > simplest to enact. > Of course, the administration is unsure as to whether class room teachers
need > to loose another 33 minutes of instructional time to allow this to happen.
I > don't think most of them would mind. They like their breaks! > So...If you teach elementary, how does your schedule work K-4? Are you
doing > semestering? I think we have to stay within the 6 day cycle (MS and HS do > this...although HS is considering block scheduling). > I need as many ways of scheduling it as I can find. My team of art/health > teachers will have subs on February 9th and work on scheduling for next
year, > so any info you can send my way before that would be helpful. > Thanks! > -Becca