Do you get a prep everyday

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  1. sillyteacher

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    I teach in a PreK-8th grade school. Every teacher gets a prep. Right now I teach part time preschool but next year I will go full time. If you are a teacher of a full day preschool, do you get a prep? Who relieves you? Do your kids have specials? What are your teaching hours? How does this work?
     
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  3. beckyeduk8er

    beckyeduk8er Comrade

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    In my last district my pre-k students (full day) went to specials just like the rest of the children and my aid went with them to assist the specialists.

    In my current district my students go half days M-Th and do not have specials and there is no break between the AM and PM sessions. So we have all our prep time on Fridays (which is great unless there is no school on Friday then we get no prep). This is also when staff meetings, PLC meetings, and other meetings are held.
     
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    My 1/2 day kiddos get music, gym and library as specials - so not every day like K - 4 students. Plus, Pre K teachers take turns with our paras for recess duty. We have 3 K4 teachers and 2 K3 teachers. So, I only go out to recess about 1/week. That is when I do most of my prep.
     
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    It varies.

    I have worked in 3 different small rural Alaskan schools.

    In the first, I taught PreK and I was with the kids from 8:00am to 2:00pm, including eating lunch with them- no breaks or preps. I prepped from 2:00-3:30.

    In the second, I taught half-day K and half-day Grade 1 in an immersion program. I had prep from 8-8:30 in the mornings, a lunch break, and then prep from 3:00-3:30. No specials.

    In the third (my current position), I am teaching a morning and afternoon group of PreK'ers. Here I have:
    -8:00-8:50 prep
    -10:00-10:30 prep (kids in Inupiat language class)
    -11:50-12:20 lunch break
    -1:45-2:15 prep (Inupiat)
    -3:30-4:00 prep

    I am so thankful for all the planning time I have in my current job! I love feeling like I have enough time to do everything I can for these kids AND I can go home at 4:00 most days! :)
     
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    The school I'm in, we have half day preK. The teacher gets a prep each day, with the exception of Thursday where she gets double prep (long explanation, has to do with length of prep). Each class gets three preps a week and no day has both classes having a prep. They go to phy. ed., music, art, and media. Last year the preK class at Chinese as well, but that wasn't a prep, it was 15 minutes push-in, and didn't work in the schedule this year. There is 30 minutes between classes which is the lunch break for all the staff in the room.
     
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    We have specialists that take our classes for Art, Science, Music, French, PE, and computer lab so that is our prep time. I have time every day which ranges from 1.75 hours to 2.5 hours depending upon our schedule.
     
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    I don't get any prep time. All my prep is done on the weekends on my own time. It makes it difficult at times because it cuts into my personal time especially being a first year teacher.
     
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    Nov 13, 2010

    We used to have preps, but now we operate on a 4.5 day schedule and our prep is the morning or after noon class session on Friday depending on the semester. Our kids attend 2.5 hours a day and we have a lunch break and short prep between classes to get things cleaned up/set up.
     

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