What is your class schedule like?

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  1. Barbera

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    For example I could imagine an Algebra teacher teaching Algebra 1 five periods and having one prep. I could also see an Algebra teacher teaching Algebra, Pre-Algebra and Algebra 2 classes.

    A social sciences teacher may teach 10th grade history all day or 2 or 3 different history classes and gov/econ.

    Would really like to know.

    If you don't mind tell me what state you are from also.
     
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  3. Brendan

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    Most teachers in my school have 2-3 preps. I have 3: West. Civ. Honors, US History Honors, and APUSH.
     
  4. Brendan

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    Most teachers in my school have 2-3 preps. I have 3: West. Civ. Honors, US History Honors, and APUSH.
     
  5. Aliceacc

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    I'm in a Catholic HS in NY.

    This year, unless the phone rings with some changes, I'll be teaching:

    2 sophomore Geometry Honors
    1 freshman advanced Geometry
    1 freshman "slow" (not what we call it) Algebra
    3 junior SAT prep classes

    along with a freshman homeroom.

    My Algebra kids have a double period 3 times per 6 day cycle, so the 3 junior classes will dovetail with them.

    (I haven't taught Geometry in close to 20 years, and I'm looking forward to it!)

    Then it's one "on call" period-- we sub internally
    One prep period
    One duty period- cafeteria, study hall type of stuff
    One lunch

    And that's my 9 period day.
     
  6. bandnerdtx

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    I teach on a block schedule: 3 periods of English III and 1 1/2 period of reading.
     
  7. SunnyGal

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    We have a Freshman Academy, so in the academy I teach English 1 College Prep and English 2 Honors (which is a 9th grade class. They can take English 1 Honors as an 8th grader). I also teach English 2 College Prep. All academy teachers have 2 sections of something non-freshman.
     
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    Kansas public school
    Concurrent Credit English (college credit Comp 101 and Gen Lit)
    English III
    English III
    English IV
    Plan
    Concurrent Credit English
    English III
    English III
     
  9. beccmo

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    This year I will have:

    1st: Geophysical Science (freshman)
    2nd: Geophysical Science (freshman academy)
    3rd: Geophysical Science (freshman academy)
    4th: plan
    5th: lunch
    6th: Geophysical Science (freshman)
    7th: Physics
    8th: Physics (honors)
     
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    Most teachers in my school have two or possibly three preps, and a few have only one. Personally, I have two: English 12 college prep and English 12 standard level.
     
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    I teach in North Texas. We're on traditional schedule. Most of the teachers in my department have two-three preps with a few having as many as 5 if they're the only teacher of that language (French, Latin, Japanese). My schedule is:
    Spanish 1
    Spanish 1
    conference/duty
    Spanish 2/ lunch
    conference/duty
    Spanish 2
    Spanish 2
     
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    I teach in a small rural Indiana high school :)

    My Schedule

    1st World History
    2nd AP European History
    3rd World History
    4th World History
    5th AP US History
    6th prep
    7th AP US History
     
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    I think there was a similar thread earlier, but anyway....

    We're on a block schedule, with A/B days.

    1A: Modern History
    2A: Ancient History
    3A: Prep
    4A: Ancient History

    1B: Government
    2B: Ancient History
    3B: Prep
    4B: AP European History
     
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    I teach at a Catholic school in New Mexico.

    I have 3 periods of 7th grade ELA and 3 periods of 8th grade ELA.

    3 days a week I have a double prep period, one day a week I have a prep and a study hall, and on Mass days I do not have any prep periods. I have to cover lunch once a week.
     
  15. Ima Teacher

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    I teach four classes of 7th grade language arts and one class of mixed 7th/8th reading.

    Most of our teachers teach one grade/subject and one "extra" math or reading class. Some teach two subjects per day. Few teach more than one grade.
     
  16. Socteach4rmTX

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    I am in Texas and i don't know what my schedule is like. We start school Monday!!! I do kno I only have World History. I know I have 2nd period class that's it.
     
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    I teach on a 4x4 block in VA, but with a 3rd period A/B schedule all year for an AP course

    1st Semester:
    1st - Planning
    2nd - World History II Advanced
    3rd A - Regular Government
    3rd B - AP Government
    4th - Regular Government

    2nd Semester (New Students except 3rd)
    1st - WHII Advanced
    2nd - Planning
    3rd A - Regular Government
    3rd B - AP Government
    4th - Regular WHII
     
  18. Aliceacc

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    LIke several others here, I won't know my actual class schedule for another week and a half. But I do have 3 (realistically; technically it's 4) different preps.
     
  19. LMath85

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    I originally had three different preps but as of right now my schedule is in the middle of being changed. I'm looking at teaching Algebra and Geometry (5 total classes) with 3 periods off (lunch, tutoring, and prep period).
     
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    Most of our teachers have 2-3 prep periods. I teach at a small (about 450 students) 8th-12th high school. My schedule is:

    A--Physics Honors
    B--Physics
    C--off
    D--Physics Honors
    E--off
    F--Physical Science Honors
    G--Physical Science Honors

    We drop one period each day so some days I teach 4 classes while others I teach 5 classes. We can do duty (lunch, before or after school) if we choose and are paid extra to do it.
     
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    I teach on a 4x4 block at a public school in Mississippi, and most of our teachers only have 1 prep, though some have 2 and I even know one teacher with 3.

    My schedule this year is not too bad.

    1st Semester
    1st Block - prep
    2nd Block - Transitions to Algebra (repeaters/SPED)
    3rd Block - Algebra I (repeaters/SPED)
    4th Block - Algebra I (repeaters)

    2nd Semester (still subject to change)
    1st Block - Algebra I (repeaters/SPED)
    2nd Block - Algebra I (repeaters)
    3rd Block - Algebra I (repeaters)
    4th Block - prep

    A friend of mine has the strangest schedule that could so easily be fixed but the counselors just won't do it.

    1st 9 weeks
    1st Block - prep
    2nd Block - Botany
    3rd Block - Zoology
    4th Block - Environmental Science

    2nd 9 Weeks
    1st Block - prep
    2nd Block - Zoology
    3rd Block - Botany
    4th Block - Marine Biology
     
  22. CindyBlue

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    Four preps.
     
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    Kentucky-

    Two preps: 4 classes of freshman Global Issues; 2 classes of sophomore World Civ.

    7 class periods, one planning, 30 min lunch within one period.
     
  24. dovian

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    I finally got my schedule:
    10th grade advisory (yay!)
    2nd period Drama
    3rd period IB English
    4th period prep or lunch
    5th period 11th grade
    6th period Drama
    7th period prep or lunch
    8th period 11th grade
     
  25. ChemTeachBHS

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    Got my schedule today. I hit the schedule lottery!

    HR - Freshman
    1st -Prep (Lab Tuesday)
    2nd - General Chem
    3rd - General Chem
    4th - Duty (Lab Wednesday)
    5th - Lunch (Lab Thursday)
    6th General Chem
    7th - Duty (Lab Thursday)
    8th - General Chem

    That's only 1 prep! Only bad thing is I'll be traveling again this year but at least the rooms are in the same hallway.
     
  26. Enigma_X

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    I teach in South Texas. We're on a block schedule, and I'm fortunate enough to have only one prep. My schedule:

    1st period: English II
    2nd period: PLC
    3rd period: Duty (I try to grab lunch at some point...)
    4th period: English II
    5th period: Conference
    6th period: English II
    7th period: English II
    8th period: English II
     
  27. sciencegurl

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    I usually have 2-3 preps. Last year I taught full-year physical science, block ps and ELL science. This year I'm at the MS and am only teaching 8th grade science...it should be interesting.
     
  28. Lindsay.Lou

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    I can't IMAGINE having one prep...that'd be amazing (if the one prep was a good/interesting class to teach, of course)
     
  29. Brendan

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    I don't think I could ever teach one prep, even one class of two different levels. I would get bored.
     
  30. txscijrhi

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    I am at a small school in Texas - I only have 1 prep 8th grade science (1st year in science).
    1st Science
    2nd Science (most advanced kids)
    3rd Conference
    4th Science
    5th Science (lower level kids)
    6th Teaming period
    7th Science
    8th Science (lower level kids)

    They are all the same class but to maximize their learning they will be taught differently
     

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