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  • Leah Korican
    I know I m very lucky...I teach in a private school and have 40 4th graders for 100 minutes per week (2 50 minute periods) 40 5th graders for 100 minutes per
    Message 1 of 9 , May 1, 2008
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      I know I"m very lucky...I teach in a private school and have
      40 4th graders for 100 minutes per week (2 50 minute periods)
      40 5th graders for 100 minutes per week (2 50 minute periods)

      32 middle schoolers in two groups of 16 for 4 45 minute periods per week (art is an elective for them)




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      From: CATHERINE FREDERICKSON
      Sent: May 1, 2008 10:18 AM
      To: art_education@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [art_education] How much time?

      K has 30 minutes once a week.
      1-5 has Art for 40 minutes once a week.
      470 star students in one building ;-)



      To: art_education@ yahoogroups. com
      From: czoulek@yahoo. com
      Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 15:50:33 +0000
      Subject: [art_education] How much time?

      We're taking a look at our elementary art schedule - K-3 students have
      45 minutes of art every 6 days, 4-6 students have art twice a cycle,
      so 90 minutes every 6 days. (We're in Central Iowa)

      How does that compare to your district?


    • MaryAnn Kohl
      At our local public elementary schools in Bellingham, Washington (and commonly throughout the state of Washington in general), we have NO art specialists, and
      Message 2 of 9 , May 1, 2008
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        At our local public elementary schools in Bellingham, Washington (and commonly throughout the state of Washington in general), we have NO art specialists, and art is rare in any given classroom, sorry to say. Some classroom teachers tend to do projects that involve art supplies, like making posters or dioramas, but they are more related to social studies or language arts, not true art experiences. In lower elementary grades, there is more of a chance of seeing art than in the upper grades. (I've been on my soapbox for 23 years about getting art into the classrooms and have made a decent dent in the lack thereof, but not enough of a dent for me to give up yet! )

        Middle school, our district adds an art teacher, but not all kids have art...they choose between music and art as an elective. The art teacher has an art room but I don't know the rotation schedule.  


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        On May 1, 2008, at 9:19 AM, Julie Casebourn wrote:

        My schedule is wacky too.. based on rotation. ..have some kids once a week, some twice and that's in the same grade level so the different classes of 4th grade for example, are never on the same lesson.. one class is always eons ahead of the other.  With 1/2 days and forward and backward days, snow days, make-up days, testing and such, it's almost impossible to have a sequential curriculum that makes sense. 

           All of my kids are supposed to have art at least once a week for 45 minutes. 



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      • Linda Daumen
        Hi, That sounds confusing for sure, I have 620 students, pre K-7th grades & travel to 3 schools per week.Pre K - 3rd have 30 -35 minutes once a week depending
        Message 3 of 9 , May 1, 2008
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          Hi,
          That sounds confusing for sure, I have 620 students, pre K-7th grades & travel to 3 schools per week.Pre K - 3rd have 30 -35 minutes once a week depending on the school and 40-45 mins for 4th through 7th once per week also depending on the school. While the schedule is once a week..it is exhausting! Linda in Va.

          czoulek <czoulek@...> wrote:
          We're taking a look at our elementary art schedule - K-3 students have
          45 minutes of art every 6 days, 4-6 students have art twice a cycle,
          so 90 minutes every 6 days. (We're in Central Iowa)

          How does that compare to your district?



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        • marcia
          I teach K-6 at a private school. Our school is different from others in our schedule. Kids don t have a self-contained classroom, but they rotate to specialty
          Message 4 of 9 , May 2, 2008
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            I teach K-6 at a private school. Our school is
            different from others in our schedule. Kids don't have
            a self-contained classroom, but they rotate to
            specialty teachers for each subject. It works out
            wonderful because they have special groupings for math
            and they are grouped by their ability level rather
            than grade level. Each period is 40 minutes long.
            (There are double periods of Language Arts/Social
            Studies.) Anyways... I see each class K-6 twice per
            week for 40 min. For me this is the perfect amount of
            time. I think a little bit longer for the older kids
            wouldn't be bad, but at the elementary level 40 min.
            is perfect for their attention span. The kids also
            have study halls a couple times a week where I can
            give them work to catch up on. Marcia in WI


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