Should FV have block schedule? Posted By ivory_duong on April 8, 2017 by Vivian Le, Staff Writer and Ivy Duong, Staff Photographer “For block schedules, I feel you don’t have as much homework everyday, I feel you have more time to sleep in general. [However] with block schedule, you have to spend more time in class, and if it’s a really boring class then it’s really tiring. I don’t think we should have block schedule everyday, because I already like our normal routine and it’d be really hard to change, changing the time schedule would change everything else as well,” said Victoria Nguyen (‘18). Photo by Ivy Duong. “My favorite thing about block schedules is getting to sleep at like 10 and sleeping in. [A downside is] you don’t get as much time in class, you don’t have as many periods in a day. For sure, I think we should have block schedules everyday. I know that Edison has block schedules everyday and they don’t deserve it,” said Braden Crabtree (‘20). Photo by Ivy Duong. “I think [block schedules] are much more organized, and I feel I can relax much more when it comes to homework because I have two days to do my homework. Downsides, I have to spend more time with my least favorite teachers. I think [block schedules] should only be applied every other week, maybe, because sometimes I just can’t handle it. I’m aware [that Edison has block schedule], sometimes I’m jealous, like freshman year, I wouldn’t have minded having block schedule because I loved all my teachers, but this year, some [teachers] I just don’t,” said Anh Nguyen (‘19). Photo by Ivy Duong. “My favorite thing about block schedules is that you time to study for other periods, one you study for math, another you study for other periods on different days. I think there is any downside to block schedules. [However], I say block schedules should only be applied on special occasions for example, AP testing or finals.I was not aware that Edison had block schedules, but I feel they’re not using their time wisely because they don’t have really good grades,” said Joel Jimenz (‘17). Photo by Ivy Duong. “I like block schedules because it gives me more time to prepare and do homework. [Downsides], sometimes some teachers are absent on some days and it would be a huge disadvantage to study with the substitute than the teacher. I don’t think we should have block schedules everyday, but have it once in awhile,” said Sarah Nguyen (‘20). Photo by Ivy Duong. “My favorite thing about block schedule is not having to go to school early and instead getting to sleep. Some downsides of block schedule are the classes are a lot shorter and there’s less time spent in school. I don’t think [block schedules] would be efficient because we would need every period every single day,” said Steven Lam (‘19). Photo by Ivy Duong.