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Twice a week for 40 minutes

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I do shows with 1/2 my students each semester. Those doing the show have music M, W, F, and those not performing come T, Th. The next semester, we swap schedules. Elementary Music class was 30 minutes. Middle school is 50.

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I too have 5 back to back and all seperate grade levels. It is tough to not have a moment to breathe between. :(

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Once a week for 45 minutes

2x a week, 45 minutes each for grades1-4. 2x a week 30 minutes each for kindergarten. 1x a week 35 minutes for 5-6.

Fairly yes. We have about 45-55 in a grade ( 3 sections of about 17) I see about 350 students.

Once a week 50 minutes

Once a week for an hour. But this coming year we might get an extra hour with each class every 3 weeks

Once a week for 25 minutes. I see five back to back classes in a roll without a break between them. A class will be waiting in the hallway as I let the previous class out I’ve been fighting that schedule for years. It’s not enough time with the students and I need a moment to breathe 😰

All classes are 40 minutes, Kindergarten is once a week, and 1-5 are twice a week. The schedule doesn’t fit everyone in, so 7 classes are seen by another music teacher who comes once a week.

Everything got switched, now everyone is 2x a week for 35 minutes.

I see grades 1-5 for 55 minutes a week, split into 25 and 30 minute classes, back to back with the PE teacher, so we trade classes at a designated break in the block. It’s a challenge to remember which class is 25 and which is 30, especially with 3 classes per grade. Seriously, would 60 minutes really be that hard to pull off!??? I also see kindergarten, but that schedule is so wackadoodle this year I won’t even get into it.

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