I get to share a day in my life with you and many teachers email me and ask me about my schedule, so this is a fun way to do just that!
Here is a peek at my day last Thursday... It was crazy!
6:00am---- I have 3 alarm clocks that go off at different times. I really do because I am such a heavy sleeper that I am afraid I won't get up. The only thing that would wake me up is when R was a baby and I would wake up automatically if she even sneezed. I guess it is a mommy thing. :)
6:20am--- Go get coffee from the kitchen. I couldn't do anything else unless I do this first. Feed kitty. I don't eat breakfast...
6:30-7:00--- Get ready to go to school. I have everything done the night before... clothes ready/lunch packed/shower. I just wash my face in the morning.
7:00--Leave for school
7:10--- Arrive at school if traffic is good and I don't get behind any buses.
I sign in. Go to my room. Cut on the computers. Open the blinds...
(We have an energy Czar in our district this year and she
schools to make sure we follow her rules of cutting all electronics and
etc... to save money! Even though she will get a "bonus" if we reduce
our power usage.
7:25--- Children arrive ... some come in room and some go to breakfast.
Morning work. Me... running around room greeting children, drinking
coffee and putting out fires. Praying that some of my sweet babes
received everything they needed for a successful day....
8:00--- All children are in room and we begin announcements.
8:15-9:00 --- Morning Meeting/ Journals
9:00-10:30 ---- Guided Reading groups/literacy stations/testing this week
Principals come in to make sure everyone is doing great.
Sometimes to do a quick evaluation of what was seen. These
are emailed to us.
10:35-11:00--- Recess.... I go out with the children.
11:10-11:35--- Brunch. I eat with my children. I am jealous of all of you that
get adult interaction here. Another teacher and I talk back and
forth from one table to another while I clean up any spills, etc...
11:35-11:50--- Read Aloud
12:00-12:30--- EXCEL --- This is our RTI block. Some children go to ESL and I
pull my babies for extra help 2 times a week. Other times it is
12:45-1:30--- Specials or my planning time.... Today the social worker came in
and I didn't get to any planning because we were helping a child.
Also, another child came in who had an accident... so I helped
her. and.... that is usually what happens--- no planning. I do get
to go to bathroom here too. On Monday.... no specials... Friday is
computer lab and I go in the lab with my children.
1:30- 2:15 --- Math Groups
Science/Social Studies is integrated... or I may do this first thing
in the morning.
2:30---- I take children to buses....Get on assigned bus to settle children down
before they take off. Then I run across campus for a meeting on
a child who is in School Support.
3:30--- I sit down at my desk.... for a minute.... wipe tables with clorox wipes
and put up chairs if my assistant didn't get to it.... Then I get to talk to
other teachers.... adult time! Or... I might have to go to a school
meeting or district meeting...
4:00-- Arrive at home and work on my school plans.... I like working at home...
because it is quiet and I can put on comfy clothes!
During this time....I cook or talk on the phone to my brothers, mother or
daughter... answer emails..... blog stalk.... anything I want. I do miss
times I took R to dance, etc.... Lately I have been trying to spend time
reading my bible study.
Rest of night I get my clothes, lunch ready, take a shower and go to bed! Usually, I get to bed around 11:00.
If you made it down here... thank you! Now, link up with Mrs. Klohn and tell me about a day in your shoes!