|"Every student, every classroom, without exception, without excuses."|
I go from a nice schedule with five 50 minute classes (three in the morning, 30 minute duty free lunch, 15 minute lunch duty, 50 minute prep, two more classes, 10 minute after school duty) to a six day rotation (A-F days) teaching six classes a day...WHAT!? Forty minute prep first thing, three classes, 30 minute lunch, 3 more classes and 10 minutes after school duty. There are also two random 50 minute blocks where I don't have a class to total my prep time to the required 250 minutes. This rotation thing looks scary, is this set in stone? (yup, pretty much) Oh well, we'll make do. I think the "Arts Department" all thought this would be okay, but looking at it a little more closely we realized that we saw the kiddoes six less times than we would on the old schedule...that's not good, that's basically my clay unit right there or the Music teacher's Holiday program. Yes, the Monday/Friday classes wouldn't be SOOO far behind because of holidays and staff development days, but we always made do and managed to finish what we needed to.
|Not so scary...I think!?|