Have you received your schedule for next year yet?

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  1. Splasher

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    I am generally happy with mine---I have 9th period off for the first time! (I always hated 9th period as the kids were always out of it, and harder to focus than in the other periods!)

    The only thing I don't like (or may not like since I haven't had it before!) is how spread out it is. We teach 5 out of 9 periods, and I'm used to teaching 2 or 3 in a row (my schedule last year was teaching 12 and 789 so I had the whole middle of the day off). This year it goes 13578 so I have a lot of "stop and go". It will be harder to get in the "groove", but we'll see how it goes!
     
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  3. Go Blue!

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    No schedule and I'm still not sure exactly which classes I will be teaching.
     
  4. Missy

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    How do you get so many free periods? Our HS teachers get 1 period lunch and 1 prep time.

    I am elementary and I get 30 minutes lunch and 4 times per week when kids are at art, gym and music (twice a week). I won't know when my kids go to specials until a few days before school starts.
     
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    You get a lot of planning time every day, Splasher! I'll get 240 minutes a week next year, which I consider a lot.

    We'll get an outline timetable on Friday (our last day). It will indicate when my students are with another teacher (French, Music, etc) and when I am with another class. I'm able to schedule the time I'm with my group however I would like.
     
  6. Splasher

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    Well we teach 5 periods, and then have 1 prep period, 1 lunch period, 1 "office hour" period where we have to give extra help to students (not just our students---any student who has a content related question), and 1 duty period (either in cafe, study hall, media center, halls, etc.) so it isn't necessarily 4 free periods, though if you get an easy duty (like halls) and no students in office hours, it works out nicely.
     
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    I don't even know what grade I'm teaching next year, and my district is looking at changing the bell schedule for elementary schools.
     
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    We got our schedules a couple of weeks before school let out. Of course they're still tentative (and will remain so until about 5 minutes before classes start).

    Teachers at my school normally teach 5 out of 7 periods. One period is a prep/planning period and one period is for PLC/PD. Department chairs get an additional prep for DC duties, trainings, etc.

    My fingers are crossed that my schedule remains as is. It is perfect! First period DC prep, a mid-day PLC/PD prep, and last period prep.

    If it changes, I will be okay. I'm pretty flexible that way. But I would still really like it to stay as is. :)
     
  9. Teachling

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    Yes, we established each team schedule a week before school got out. Here's what it looks like:
    8:00 - 8:20 BIC
    8:20 - 10:20 1st class
    10:20 - 11:20 RTI & PE (M,T,TH,F) PLC on WEd
    11:20 - 12:20 lunch & recess
    12:20 - 1:15 - 2nd class
    1:15 - 2:15 SPECIALS/conference
    2:15 - 3:20 cont'd 2nd class
     
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    We get ours before school lets out. The actual schedule is set. My numbers will fluctuate some.

    I'll teach 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8. Fourth is my prep and 5th is our school wide intervention period.
     
  11. SleekTeach

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    Wow I've only taught 2nd grade and this year which will be my second year I'm teaching 1st. I never thought about a schedule but this year we are departmentalized so I will have more than one class. Chances are it will be up for me and the other teachers to decide how we split it up.
     
  12. HistoryVA

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    I know I'm teaching 3 regular US History classes and 3 remedial US History classes, but I don't know where my planning periods will fall yet. At my school, we have 4 classes (teach 3, plan 1) per day.
     
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    I'm elementary, but I'm much happier with my new schedule compared to my last school. I will have 5 classes a day, one of each grade level K-4. There are only 3 classes per grade level, so I'll see them every 3 school days. I have plan time every day in the morning, a 25 minute lunch, and I have time at the end of the day with no classes also. I'm also not required to do any after school groups (I had 5 at my last school), but I might start a choir once I get comfortable.

    I've never really had any plan time, so I'm excited! I'm hoping to be able to get all of my work done at school so that I can spend all of my time with the baby at home.
     
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    FALL
    Period 1 - English Comp for college credit
    Period 2 - English III
    Period 3 - General Psychology for college credit
    Period 4 - English III
    Period 5 - Plan
    Period 6 - English Comp for college credit
    Period 7 - English IV
    Period 8 - English III

    SPRING
    Period 1 - General Literature for college credit
    Period 2 - English III
    Period 3 - Developmental Psychology for college credit
    Period 4 - English III
    Period 5 - Plan
    Period 6 - General Literature for college credit
    Period 7 - English IV
    Period 8 - English III
     
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    I have pull-outs first thing (8:00-9:00), then the rest of the day is up to me to plan.
     
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    We were given the master schedule which is built around lunch and exploratories (middle school). Each team then decides how to split the blocks of time for their team. We have 8 period days.

    LA 8th grade
    planning
    team meetings/pd/parent or student conferences, etc.
    LA 8th grade
    LA 8th grade
    Lunch (20 min w/ kids)/SSR
    LA 8th grade
    LA 8th grade

    This is the second time I'll have a regular class first period instead of a reading remediation/tutoring class. I am not a morning person and that first class as a core subject class is a tough one for me. It is tough for many of the kids too because they aren't awake either. We are doing this to help cut down our class sizes. It makes no sense to have 28 kids in a pre-algebra or language arts class where most of the kids are struggling learners!

    P.S. My "School Dreams" have started!
     
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    I've known mine for about two months.

    1st - prep period
    2nd and 3rd - classes
    Homeroom and lunch
    4th and 5th - classes
    6th - prep period
    7th and 8th - classes
     
  18. blake

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    This is my schedule as a 7th grade ELA teacher. I love it! At my school students are on a 6 period schedule and visit all classes daily. Teachers teach 4 periods and have a lunch and 2 planning periods. We have 5 minutes passing periods. My planning time and lunch all happens to be at the end of the day. I teach from 7:00am - 11:15. At 11:15 my instructional day ends and 11:15-2:00 is my lunch and planning.

    Start time - 7:00am
    1st period - ELA 7 (60 minutes)
    2nd period - ELA 7 (60 minutes)
    3rd period - ELA 7 (60 minutes)
    4th period - ELA 7 (60 minutes)
    Duty-Free Lunch (30 minutes)
    5th period - Prep/Conference (60 minutes)
    6th period - Prep/Conference (60 minutes)
    End time - 2:00pm
     
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    Mine is just an idea... I know I'll have a majority of 8th grade. I could end up with a different class for one or two periods.

    We teach 7 out of 7 periods. Planning is before the students arrive. We're all dying for a break during the day.
     
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    That's a nice schedule, but it's rough if you have to go to the bathroom. I may struggle with 4 hours straight!
     
  21. YoungTeacherGuy

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    Our district lets us know the start/end times for each school. The site admin is responsible for making the bell schedule (recesses, lunches, etc.)

    I am totally done with the bell schedule and yard duty schedule for next year! Woooohoooo! :D
     
  22. Reality Check

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    According to my Pennsylvania certificate, I'm teaching English next year.

    Other than that, I won't know my specific schedule until either the day before or the day of 9th grade orientation
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    :lol:
     
  23. Go Blue!

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    What is remedial US History? Is this just your school doing you a favor by putting all the IEP and low-level kids in one class?

    I'm just wondering because at my school, they throw all the kids into one class with no regard for ability (except for in the English classes and certain math classes). So each class period is a wide-range of abilities, from IEP and 504 students to on-grade level and advanced students.
     
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    Our schedule is set. We have 6 class periods a day with 1 being for planning (PLC on Fridays) and 1 for remediation/enrichment. I will have an enrichment class since I will be teaching Science (ELA and Math have remediation). This previous year, we had 5 class periods and I had 4th period for planning, which I loved! Now I will have 2nd period planning, so that will be a difference for me.
     
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    It's a brand new class that they've let me create for next year. It's specifically geared towards low-level incoming freshmen (not IEP students, though. We have a US History teacher who always teaches all co-taught classes and has all the sped kids) who have failed their 8th grade reading, writing and social studies SOL (EOC) exams and did not miss more than 18 days of school in their 8th grade year (meaning they didn't fail just because they were suspended 8 times).

    I get to select the students and have a maximum of 15 students per class. I won't have to follow the curriculum at the same pace and depth as the normal US History classes and won't take the same tests (we use blind testing at my school).

    The hope is that by not worrying about teaching every single little (and often pointless) detail that the SOL standards try to force in a year and focusing on the larger picture and developing reading, writing and map skills, I can help the students catch up a little bit and overcome that "I just hate history; I suck at it" attitude.

    It's a total experiment, but I'm really excited about it! :)
     
  26. Splasher

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    Very interesting. My school is going in the opposite direction. We just eliminated our "low track" class since it doesn't prepare them well enough for state tests. I am very nervous for next year as my students will be much weaker, but my supervisor is expecting us to keep increasing the rigor. It's an experiment for us too, but I don't agree with it , and I think it will have negative consequences. I hope I am wrong though!
     
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    I would loooooove to know what levels I'll be teaching next year, especially since it will be my first year and I am eager to start planning and getting organized!
     
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    Well, the point (hope!) of this class is to take the pressure OFF of state tests for a year. Yes, they'll still have to take it because it's categorized as a US History class, but these are students who would have failed the SOL 95% of the time anyway (based on evaluations of previous year students who would have qualified for the course). So, if they happen to pass, yay, but it's not the point. They will all take regular US History the next year anyway (unless they do happen to pass during their freshman year).
     
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    I teach ELA and SS to 2 4th grade classes:

    7:35-7:45 Homeroom
    7:45-9:45 Class 2
    9:45-10:30 Class 1
    10:30-11:30 Lunch/Recess
    11:30-12:30 Planning (Students - Specials)
    12:30-2:15 Class 1
    2:15-3:15 Planning
     

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