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Do you guys count that time at the beginning of the day as prep time?
Anyway, here's my schedule. From 8:20 - 9:05 I have prep. (although two
days a week I have duty either during this time or in the afternoon). I
teach seven 40 min. classes a day (except Mon.) with 5 min. in between
(four in the a.m. three in the p.m.). I have an hour between 12 and 1 for
lunch and prep. each day. Classes end at 3:10 and school is over at 3:50,
some days I have duty during this time. On Monday I have a 40 min. prep.
period in the morning.
Although there never seems to be enough time to get all my work done, I
think this schedule seems fair? What do you all think? One bonus is, my
principal decided to try to put some grade levels back to back. Last year
it was all jumbled, like one morning I had k, 4, 2, 5, or something like
OH! Also, I'm the one who was getting a student teacher and concerned about
losing my room. I get to keep my room!! I guess they felt it was so
obvious my room was made for art.
Sincerely, Leah in PA
> I just received my schedule and I am wondering what full time art
> teachers get for prep time --- the middle school I was in gave 2 periods
> a day for prep and you taught 6 classes. This is a K-8 job and the
> regular education teachers get very regular preps. I have 10 minutes
> here, 25 there and on Fridays I teach 7 classes with a 30 minute lunch
> On other days I teach 5-6 classes with some plan time.
> Almost all my instructional time for art is in the afternoon and I have
> to teach 2 40 minute classes in the morning in the 8th grade. Looking
> for what you all do.
> Alicia Higgins-Kinane