Hooray! I understand, and have been hoping for this idea to come to my school. We will proboably go with the 5 day schedule, but we will use the same concept.
At our meeting this am, the Asst. Director said he was going to run it past the headmaster (private school).
From: Sandy Bacon [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 10:15 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: scheduling
We don't do this at my schools, but my friend does it at theirs. I think it goes something like every four days they rotate. A, B, C and D day, so if the children miss Monday and it is an "A" day because of a holiday, then when they do get back to school, it might be a Wednesday, but they start with the "A" group. The days are set up the same for music, art, gym and library, all grade levels at the same time everyday. Hope this is understandable and not clear as mud.
Hillmer, Jan wrote:
Tomorrow, my school looks at our schedule again (annually). Right now, Art, Drama, and Music meet each once a week for each child. We have grade levels meeting at the same time, in order to be able to put all the students together for things like the Winter concert, 5th grade play, etc. During this time, the grade level teachers have the opportunity to meet together and plan for their grade level.
Any ideas that might be alternate schedule ideas would be appreciated. I am going to repeat our Fine Arts Specials request from last year to move to a five day program - So we don't continually miss Mondays because of legal holidays.