I am trying to make sure I am allotting enough time for my core subjects per week. I want to revamp my schedule (if necessary) to start when we return from break. My problem is that I want to make sure I have enough time for straightforward lessons in the subjects, but then also enough time for the students to play learning games. I feel that is so important, and they really do love it and are learning at the same time, but oftentimes those game times get pushed out of the way to make room for more serious work. I want to maximize my students' learning, but don't want to take away anymore fun. Per week (unless some silly assembly or something similar happens) this is how long I have for each subject: Math - 3 hours 15 min Reading Workshop - 4 hours 15 min Science or Social Studies (I alternate by unit) - 1 hour 20 min Writer's Workshop - 2 hours 55 min Other Literacy times (games or Word Work) - 2 hours The rest of the time is filled with lunch, specials, recess and transitions, morning meeting and How much time do you spend per subject in your class? How do you spread it out over the week?