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We used to have a 120 min; literacy block (when I do the 4
blocks) and 60 minutes for math.

Now our scores are back and the math went down this year.
Admin wants us to do 90 min of math, and 90 min of

How can I fit all 4 blocks each day in 90 min? There really
is no other time that i can use.

Our schedules are strictly monitored, and I can't take time
from the other parts of the day. Everyone does math,
literacy, science, social studies at the same time.
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busy! /blockquote>

My schedule:

7:35-7:50 Breakfast... during this time they are in the classroom eating, but not
everyone is there. The kids who are there eat and we usually play math or spelling
games like hangman. I have 24 students, and 18 eat breakfast, so it's not the full
group. This is 1st grade.

7:50-8:0...See More
Mar 17, 2008
deb /blockquote>

I don't know how much reading the kids actually do in SS and
Science class, hopefully A LOT!

I would plan on this being a lot. My suggestion in this
situation would be to rotate your blocks

This is not a good solution.

I would teach
working with words every day
writing every day...See More
Mar 18, 2008
busy (AKA) Lisa /blockquote>

Thanks. The science lab is mostly hands on, but I think they have some big books and
guided reading books they use throughout each unit. I actually NEVER see what they do
except the last five minutes when I go to pick them up, but I do see the materials and
know the unit, as they like us to try to integrate. It'...See More
Mar 18, 2008
Dawn/FL /blockquote>

Just curious - Why two recess periods a day, especially since
they are getting PE? Also, does it really take 25 minute to get
them ready to go home? That seems like a lot. Maybe you can
streamline what you are doing and fit in a read aloud. I can't
imagine having math for 90 minutes a day with first graders....See More
Mar 20, 2008
Busy Lisa /blockquote>

Recess is scheduled by the admin. And K-2 have 2 recess times, 3-5 just have lunch
recess. It just so happens my PE is right after recess. The 25 minutes at the end of the
day is some businessy types of things, like packing bags, cleaning the classroom,
stacking chairs, etc. I like having 25 minutes, because on ...See More
Mar 20, 2008

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