I know what you mean about a busy year...I'm curious about your time frames on classes.
I have four back to back 6th and 4th grade classes. 30 minutes each, no set up time in between. I have to chunk up the lessons very carefully.
Good thing though is that I have them every day.
Lots of pull-outs though for speech, counseling, etc. I'm also holding an hour tutorial in the afternoon for ESL students plus watching three recess classes a day (first time for that!) Last hour of the day are 2 5th grade art classes. Makes for a busy day!
What are your days like?
From: Barbara Marder
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2011 5:08 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] I haven't gotten the digest since Oct. 10
This is a killer year!
More crowded classes, more duties, more expectations-less time and in some cases NO time between classes. My classroom is a revolving door, and I have only one set of hands-so it's multi-tasking the entire school day.