I have 16 classes for 50 minutes a week. I also have time to pull Gifted and Talented groups ...4 groups a week for 50 minutes. I have 400 students. I am really enjoying my schedule, but when I started 15 years ago, I traveled to 2 schools and was up to 850 students with barely any prep.
Next year they are adding Kindergarten and 5th grade to our building, so I will have a total of 18 classes for 60 minutes a week. My principle went to the specials to have us to try to come up with a schedule. Any ideas. I dread having Kindergarten also.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Geoffrey McClain" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 05:47:19 -0400
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: A question for the elementary art teachers out there
> I see all my classes once a week. I teach grades 1 -5. Classes are 45
> minutes each. I get one 45 min. planning period a day. I have 21 classes
> this year. There a 4 empty periods a week because enrollment is down.
> Teachers are supposed to schedule collaborative art classes with me during
> this time but they rarely do. So I end up with a whole extra planning
> period almost every day.
> Sky in NJ