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Re: Block Schedule--question for Peggy Wilson


From: Peggy Wilson (pwilson1_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Mar 31 2004 - 16:15:46 PST

Each grade level has the flexibility to schedule their academic time as they
wish. It depends on enrollment & staffing as to what you can do. We can
only meet groups for individual 45 min. blocks of times to see all students,
but the teams can double their 45 min. periods into 90 min blocks & meet on
alternate days.
Our students have 5 academic subjects: Reading, Language Arts, Science,
Social Studies, & Math.
Unified Arts includes: Phys. Ed., Health, Tech. Ed., Living Skills (Foods &
Sewing-separately), Music, Art, Computer, Theater, Library, Foreign
Languages (French & Spanish)
Hope this helps.
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Subject: Re: Block Schedule--question for Peggy Wilson

> I have been following the block schedule thread with interest as our
> principal wants to go to block scheduling next year and no one knows where
to start or
> how to plan it.
> I don't understand how your schedule is a "block" schedule as each period
> only meets for 45 minutes. I thought the purpose of a block schedule was
to have
> LONGER periods of time, such as 90 minutes, but not as often.
> If you can tell me where the "blocks" of time are, I would be interested
> knowing.
> Thanks!
> Irene
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