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I am a fifth grade teacher who firmly belives that 30-45 minutes is not enough time to spend in subjects much like math and science. In fact, if we had more time, we could do more labs and hands on projects to get the students active in the learning process. Afterall, if they are involved in learning they will learn more.
Our middle school has adopted a partial block schedule. We use 80 minute periods for the core classes (Math, Science, Lang. Arts, Soc. Studies). We then split other classes into 40 minutes (advisor/advisee, electives, math skills, etc.
I may only see students every other day for Social Studies, but that 80 minutes still flies by and makes projects run a lot smoother.