Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Day in My Shoes

Ms. Klohn over at The Adventures of a Sixth Grade Teacher is having a linky party!  You know I love a good linky!

Here's a typical day for me:

4:20-4:50ish:  Wake up.  It all depends on how I'm going to wear my hair and if I have to shower in the morning.  If I have to shower, it's closer to 4:20.  If I just have to wet my hair to style it, it's more like 4:40.  If I'm wearing my hair up, it's closer to 4:50.

5:00:  Head downstairs and eat breakfast.  I also usually get on the computer for a few minutes to check Facebook, e-mail, and blog stalk of course!

5:20:  Head upstairs and get dressed.

5:40-6:10:  Leave for work.  It all depends on if I need to get there early.  Tuesday I will definitely be getting in as early as possible because I realized on my way home from work yesterday that I forgot to bring home a lot of things I need for my lesson plans.  Ugh!

6:10-6:40:  Arrive at work.  I like to get in early and TCB before my kiddos come. 

7:10:  Kids are released from the cafeteria.  I meet them at the door and they come in & unpack.  The kids eat breakfast in the classroom and they have morning work to complete.  Last week I started PASS (our state test) review for our morning work.

7:30:  Morning news comes on.

7:45:  Review morning work.  Breakfast should be thrown away by now.  After morning work is reviewed, we have our morning meeting.

8:00-8:40:  Social Studies.  We incorporate a literacy component, such as writing or word work.

8:40:  Get ready and leave for special area

8:45-9:25:  My break!  The kiddos are at special area.

9:30-11:00:  Voyager Rotations.  Each group has a 30 minute rotation at three stations:  Voyager Reading (me), VMath (associate teacher), & Ticket to Read or VMath Online (computer)

11:00-11:30:  Guided Reading (one group with me, the other with the associate teacher)

11:35-11:55: Lunch (this usually lasts until at least 12 though because of long lines).

12:00-12:20:  Recess (again, this is usually backed up because of lunch)

12:25-1:05:  Science (on Fridays we go to the Garden Classroom during this time until 1:30).

1:05-2:15:  Math. 

2:15-2:20:  Pack up.  Play Find It Fix It & have our daily raffle drawings.  Winners of both get to go to the prize box.

2:20:  Dismissal.  I walk my kids.  I drop the after school kids off at the cafeteria and drop off my bus riders at the bus loop.  Then, I wait with my car rider (who used to go to after school and I totally wish he would so I'd be done sooner :)

3:00-3:45:  Leave.  Sometimes I leave before 3, sometimes it's closer to 4.  It really just all depends on how messy my work area is!

Just for's what my afternoons look like:

When I get home, I work out if I'm going to (which I actually did last week...whoop whoop!)  Of course, I blog stalk and get on the computer. 

Around 5:30ish, I'll get dinner started so we can eat between 6 and 6:30. 

Then, I work on the computer or watch T.V. until I go to bed, which is usually pretty early.  I try to get in bed between 8 and 9, although I have definitely been asleep before 8 before!

Of course, I hang out with my husband and the Giz when I get home, but figured that went without saying!

Oh yeah, and I have class this semester on Tuesdays from 4:15-6:45 so I'll also be doing that. 

I hope you head over and link up!  I love seeing what other people's days look like!


Miss Klohn said...

Girl, you sure do get up early!!! There is no way that I could operate at that time in the morning!!! I will have 12 hours of grad classes this semester that start this coming Saturday and I am so dreading it!

Thanks for linking up!
Miss Klohn
Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher

Jill said...

I don't think I could handle working at 7:10!!!!!!! I am in awe of you, holy moly.

Marvelous Multiagers!

Kristin said...

4:20?! Oh no.
Wow. 4:20?
I can't get past it.
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Kate said...

I can't believe you wake up so early! I thought 5:15 was early :) Thanks for sharing! I loved reading about your day!
To The Square Inch

Jeannie said...

You have a terrific site here! I am so glad I found it and I am your newest follower!
Come see me too!
­ Kindergarten Lifestyle

Ginger Snaps said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and say you teach in SC because so do I and we give the PASS test. Unless there is another state that uses PASS as their test acronym! Anyway, I'm a new follower!

Ginger Snaps

Sherrie said...

That is an early morning wake up call! It is so much faster if I don't have to wash my hair in the morning!

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