Betty, for me having no art for 5th would be a crime (it is also
expecting you to add a whole grade level!) While not a perfect
solution I think the suggestion to split the week is a good one. I am
not sure what "keep 7th and 8th going as they are" actually means!
Last year we had a challenging 4 day rotation that included a block,
meeting different times of the day and a dropped day!! This year we
have 6 periods M, T F and even and odd block days on W and Th.
I am sorry I missed the original post or I might be more helpful!
(middle school in Oregon)
On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 8:02 AM, Betty B <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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 5-6-7-8
> My principal's first suggestion is no art for 5th graders. (we do not have
> 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 obvious
> Thanks, Betty in OK
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