middle school schedules
- In my county the middle school exploratory schedule is broken up by
grade. The sixth graders are on a seven week rotation between five
different classes: Art, Family and Consumer Science, Informational
Technology, Music, and Technology Education.
The seventh grade students are on a nine week rotation between: Art,
Family and Consumer Science, Informational Technology, and
Technology Education. Students who are in band or choir in the
seventh and 8th grade do not get to take any of the other course
offerings. (A draw back to the schedule since many kids with music
interests are also usually quite artistically creative.)
The eighth grade students then choose two courses for a semester
rotation. Again, between the offerings of Art, Family and Consumer
Science, Informational Technology, and Technology Education. The
eighth grade is the only graded course to allow for the kids to
explore their interest in the middle school years.
All my classes are on a Block Schedule. The students rotate on an
A/B day rotation. On one day they have PE and then on the alternate
day they go to their Exploratory class. The class blocks are 81
minutes in length.
The Art Lady
Miss Holly Bess Kincaid
Dublin Middle School
"Draw a crazy picture, Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song, Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before."
-- Author: Shel Silverstein