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RE: [teacherartexchange] grade centers rephrase


From: Debbie Nicholas (Debbie.Nicholas_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Sep 15 2011 - 08:30:12 PDT

Sorry you got no responses the first time. I didn't respond because I
have very little experience with this type of scheduling. I did work in
a district with a rotating schedule for all electives in upper
elementary. We had theatre, P.E. and visual arts; the classes rotated
through these with a reading lab thrown in as a 4 rotation. I had each
student every 4th day. It is not the best scenario but it does work.

debbie Nicholas
NE Texas

-----Original Message-----
From: Betty B []
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:03 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] grade centers rephrase

OK no responses to my question about grade centers, so I'll rephrase the


How do I go from 1 teacher teaching 6-7-8 grade to 1 teacher teaching

My principal's first suggestion is no art for 5th graders. (we do not
elementary art).

My only idea so far is doing 5th graders two days a week and 6th graders
3 days
a week. Keeping 7th and 8th as they are.

Any other suggestions welcome. They are cutting electives in order to
add more
reading classes & I need to be actively involved in this process for

Thanks, Betty in OK

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