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Re: Info on block scheduling in MS needed

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From: Karen Chilman (ChilArt_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jul 27 2004 - 09:15:59 PDT


I teach 6, 7, and 8.
6th grade is not blocked..I see everyone, everyday for about 50 minutes for
the 6 weeks.
7th and 8th are on a modified block in which for the 6 weeks I see them 4
out of 5 days for 75 minutes. It is heavenly! When I get to sixth grade, I
feel I am always rushing to get done.
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From: <JKGIBB1@aol.com>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <artsednet@lists.getty.edu>
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 9:18 AM
Subject: Info on block scheduling in MS needed

> We are going to a variation on block scheduling this upcoming school year.
> The academic classes will be longer (60 minutes) and naturally, those
teachers
> are complaining about having the kids for the additional time.
Unfortunately,
> classes like art are getting class time cut yet I would LOVE to have the
> students for 60 minutes. Is this fairly common in block scheduling or is
this
> simply another example of administrators not understanding the need for
longer
> working time in art? In your buildings, is art ever "blocked" at the
middle
> school level and if so, how is it fit into the schedule? It looks like I
will
> have time for passing out materials and clean-up and not much else this
year.
>
> Irene
>
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