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Lesson Plans


re: elementary prep time

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Stephanie Ignazio (smi)
Sat, 31 Jul 1999 12:11:42 -0400


Alicia. I have had three very different schedules in my three different
towns. They have gone from horrible to fantastic. One position was three
different schools with 6-7 classes a day with ONE prep period for the entire
week. No time in between classes either. ( I never got to go the
bathroom!!!) The other prep period I had was consumed by travel
time..getting from one school to another and in that situation I only had
that one class to teach there so I had to leave it really clean because two
other teachers shared the same space. I think I taught 32 classes total. I
left! Next position was one school with about 4 preps a week written into
our contract was a day in which there were to be no preps so that day I
would have 7 classes total. There was 5 minutes between classes and one year
I had a room, then due to space I didn't. On the cart it made it hard to get
from point A to point Z in 5 minutes! We also had scheduled art integration
periods that if they were not scheduled I used for prep work or class
rescheduling or bulletin boards. Next year..in a new position my schedule is
about 3-4 classes a day, two schools (actually just one day at one school, 4
at another) 15 minutes between classes that last an hour and about 3+ preps,
I haven't actually figured it out..time wise. plus an integrated program
that rotates through the grades. hope this info is helpful. Steph