I'm in a new classroom and I'm trying to create my weekly schedule. I know I want to spend an hour M-Th on Math, but I was wondering how many minutes each day everyone spends on Language Arts? At my last school where I was a co-teacher most of the schedule was already set in place, and "Language Arts" time was typically used writing rather than reading. I was thinking about trying to devote an hour each day to LA, and just change what we do (writing, grammar lesson, reading, etc.) based on whatever unit we're on, or what they need more time on. My question is-is this too much time? I'm looking at the previous teacher's schedule, and daily she only devoted 35-40 minutes to LA. The times where students are out with a specialist (drama, library, p.e...) are different this year, so I can't just use the previous teacher's schedule. Thoughts? I feel like her schedule was so much better because she had mornings free! My kids are gone every morning for something-I'd hate to put something like LA or Math in the afternoon!