We spent today creating the 2022-23 fourth grade schedule. We reviewed fourth grade schedules of previous years and plotted our weekly academic minutes, allotting for 330 minutes for math, 370 for language arts and 140 minutes for social studies. It took a while to figure out how to get it all to fit -- and make sure 4A minutes matched 4B -- but I think we put together a successful schedule.
In planning social studies minutes, we spent some time reviewing our social studies planning from earlier in the summer. We discussed how we will be implementing the first unit on Food Literacy and CA Geography and tried to plan the weekly schedule to accommodate for the needed instructional and work time minutes of a project heavy curriculum.
We also discussed more generally how we are thinking about our new co-teaching roles, how our collaboration time would be spent, and who would be taking the lead in the different subjects.
Today was such a helpful and needed day, and it was great to have more time to connect and collaborate with Tammi and Simone before the school year gets going.