Switching from elementary to middle??

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  1. caprice999

    caprice999 New Member

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    Hello,
    I was hoping that someone could inform me as to what a schedule is like for teaching middle school single subjects. I am currently working as a first grade teacher and have found that the little guys just aren't for me. I also like the idea of specializing in one academic area. I was wondering how many classes do you typically teach in a day? Do you seem to have more down time for planning? Does it seem difficult to connect with other teachers to plan?
    Thank you for your input.
    Caprice999
     
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  3. hp123

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    What state do yout each in?
     
  4. caprice999

    caprice999 New Member

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    Georgia
     
  5. hp123

    hp123 Comrade

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    Not really sure....its funny I just posted a thread because I am in a High school prep program.....and think I want to teach k-2!

    Can we switch!
     
  6. Maryhf

    Maryhf Connoisseur

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    From my experience subbing, most schools give you at least 1 daily prep, sometimes a duty like covering cafeteria duty or hall duty or ISS, and you teach the same subject to five different classes. that's basically the same lesson 5 times (unless you are math and then you probably do different lessons). I'm currently in 6th grade where I teach science 3 times and I also teach a block of language arts. that is not the typical schedule from what I've seen elsewhere.
     
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    I am a Pre-K teacher of 4 years and previously taught 1st grade for 6 years. I have also asked for a transfer.
     
  8. Mrs. R.

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    My schedule as a 7th grade LA/SS teacher
    Period1: Free
    Period 2: Team
    Periods 3 & 4: LA Block
    Period 5: Lunch
    Periods 6 & 7: LA Block
    Period 8: Free
    Period 9: Social Studies
    Homeroom
     
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    My schedule:

    1 Period : 8th Grade S.S.
    2 Period : 8th Grade S.S.
    3 Period : Free
    4 Period : 8th Grade S.S.
    5 Period : 7th Grade S.S.
    6 Period : Free
    7 Period : Lunch Duty
    8 Period : 7th Grade S.S.
    9 Period : Free


    Each Period is 43 minutes.
     
  10. Commartsy

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    We're set up in 4, 90-minute blocks. "Core" teachers each teach 2 blocks of our core subject, then 1 block of a non-core class (health, reading, extra math, etc.) The other block is used for planning and meetings.

    Special teachers (art, music, p.e., band, orchestra, computers) teach 6, 45- minute blocks and have 1, 90-minute block for planning and meetings.
     
  11. CmsTigerGuy

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    I teach 7th grade, and my schedule goes something like this:

    5 classes in my subject area, 1 planning period, homeroom, enrichment(basically a supervised study period), and an occasional duty.
     
  12. pi lover

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    I teach 7-9 math at a small school. I am the only teacher, so I plan by myself what will be taught for the year based on the state guidelines. This year I teach one period of 8th grade math, two periods of seventh grade math, one study skills class (like a study hall mostly), one high school pre-algrebra class, and one high school consumer math class. I have one period off for planning purposes. I have worked a schedule similar to this year's schedule for 13 years. I used to love middle school, but it is wearing on me. I'm looking for a change. Teaching math all day has not really been a problem since I do have different levels of classes and I don't have to teach the same lesson more than twice a day. I'm personally getting more tired of the kids' tattling, hormones, and girls "back stabbing" each other. I spend too much time trying to help these kids mend their feelings than I do teaching--or at least it feels that way. :) It was a good fit for me up until now, but I desire something else for the future. We'll see what happens. . .
     

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