I was looking over our new schedule for this year and I realized that our Science and Social Studies times are crazy! They have it arranged so that the last group to go to lunch (my class) gets out of lunch at 12:40, however, they have that Social Studies is from 12:20-1:00. At 1:00, all 5th graders go to Specials (library, ACS, Music, PE, etc.) and return at 1:40. They then have Science scheduled from 1:40-2:20. The first dismissal bell rings at 2:20. After lunch, we will have a restroom break, which will leave roughly 15 minutes for Social Studies. What I'm thinking would be best is to use the few minutes we have after lunch and before specials as a review time. Whatever needs to be touched on again will be done at this time...kind of like an extended review. Then, after specials I would teach Science and Social Studies, alternating by day or units. Would it make sense to use that time for a review type activity and then do Science and Social Studies after their specials class? Am I totally crazy for trying to work it in this way?