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I have a very short amount of time with my kids because I
teach in a magnet school where they go to 2 expressive arts
classes a day instead of just one specials class like most
do. So here is how my schedule for next year looks:

7:50-9:50 In class with me
9:50-12:15 Gone to expressive arts classes/lunch
12:15-3:00 In class with me

That's pretty close anyway. So, considering I have to teach
90 min of math, and fit in science and SS, how should I
schedule my time?

Stephanie :)
JJ /blockquote>

I am no expert, as I have only been doing 4 blocks for about a year and a half.
Also, I have a mixed age class (3/4) so I have been doing a bit of both the big
and 4 blocks. However, I would think they can do the www block less than in the
primary grades by 4th. I would devote more time to writing, which is inte...See More
Apr 27, 2008
JJ /blockquote>

Here is a scheduling idea, and a bit based on what I do:

7:50-8:00- arrival activity (putting things away, attendance, lunch count and I do
geography question of the day) at Lakeshore I bought a set of US maps in a tablet
and laminated them, and also bought enough posters of the world map to have
every ...See More
Apr 27, 2008
Steph/4/TX /blockquote>

Thanks! To answer your questions, yes they do have recess but
it's during the time they are already out of the room. I didn't
do a morning meeting this year, but have wished I did on many
occasions. I just don't know how to fit it all in. With them
having 2 pull-out classes instead of just one, coupled with ...See More
Apr 27, 2008
JJ /blockquote>


I don't do the brand name phonics in my class... if I had younger grades, It would be
more likely. I have seen it in the book, but also this is one part of the program I have
never really used. We have a population that doesn't generally use the national brands,
and I want to limit the consum...See More
May 1, 2008
Steph/4/TX /blockquote>

I just bought the Month-by-Month for 4th grade and I think it is
going to help a lot!! I can't wait for next year so I can really try
all of this out!

Stephanie :)
May 3, 2008

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