I'm really interested in seeing how other teachers are faring with fitting everything in with so much to get through - academic, social, etc. I find myself trying to rearrange my schedule daily but it's like a puzzle with too many pieces…..I'm sure many teachers are feeling this way and want to hear what you are all doing….I LOVE teaching but…….I'm finding myself constantly frustrated with how little time I have to teach and how much material I expected to get through.. :unsure: The expectations in my district are very rigorous/fast paced. We use the CCSS and scripted phonics and math programs. I'm able to be flexible with how I teach writing and have science and SS units to utilize. No reading program which would help as there are some good ones that ingrate so many pieces of ELA. We have 8 periods a day. School is about 6 hours. Everyday I lose teaching time for the following - 1 period for special, 1 period of lunch/recess, 2 periods for ELA and Math intervention. I'm left with 4 periods, not including time lost due to transitions and kids coming in and out of the room constantly. I have a lot of kids who go out for services. I have my whole class all together maybe 2 periods per day. Also have to factor in numerous meetings, interruptions, etc… I just feeling like my job is unmanageable. While I appreciate and believe in the RTI (intervention) model and the benefits of specials, etc…..the expectations for curriculum seem to rise every year as my whole time teaching time continues to decrease. I integrate and embed wherever and whenever I can, but I still find this very frustrating. I can barely fit in 90 minutes of Daily 3/reading groups, an hour of math, writing, phonics, and social studies/science. Forget about Morning Meeting…..which I love and think is necessary in classrooms. Any advice, I would really appreciate it!