Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Day In My Shoes

I love these linky parties.  They push me to post more.

5:30  Alarm goes off and I stretch my self out of bed.  I read the paper and check out the internet while I eat my breakfast of oatmeal with walnuts. 
6:00 It's into the shower with the radio blasting.  I dance a little in my shower.
6:30  By this time I head out the door on my way to work 1/2 hour away.  It is one of my favorite parts to my day.  Sometimes I listen to the radio or a book on tape.  Sometimes I think about all I want to accomplish in my day.
7:00 or so I arrive at school and putter around my classroom setting up activities or laminating new games, reading emails, and getting ready for the kids to arrive.
7:30 the first bus rolls in and I usually head out of my classroom to touch base with other teachers.  It's usually meeting time with special educators, or team members.
8:00  School begins and I take attendance and hot lunch count and put it on the computer.  Announcements from the office happen along with the Pledge as a whole school.
8:10 Is community time at our school and on Mondays we go around the room asking what we did over our weekends.  Sometimes we take a walk on the walking path that surrounds our school.
8:30 Our reading block begins.  Interventionists come to take about 8 of my kiddos.  The rest of the kids get onto and blog about their weekends.  First graders are amazing little techies.  I have literacy and math links for them to navigate through after they blog.
9:00 8 kiddos come back and start to blog.  I do a reading group with ones that have completed the blog assignment. and we continue this until about 10:15
10:15 Is math time.  We do investigations and move around a lot completing what ever chapter we are on.
11:20 We head off to lunch and recess and I finally get a much needed break.  I hang out with the other first grade teachers for lunch.
12:10 kiddos come back in from recess and I read our chapter book.
12:30 is either fundations time (yuck, I find this very boring) or math intervention time.  A second shot at math for all kids.
1:00 Specials time art, music, guidance, technology lab, library, gym.  This is when we have our team meetings.  I have grown to hate this time even though it is a break from my kiddos.  I have so much to do in my classroom.  Maybe next year.
1:45 Writing time or Social Studies or Science time.  Depends on the day.
2:35 We get ready for buses.
2:45 first busers head out the door
2:50 second loaders leave for the day.
3:00 we are contracted to stay until now.  I usually stay until 4:30 getting my class ready for the next day or meeting with others.  I am a substitute tutor and I work on our districts science curriculum.  All these things happen at this time
5:15 I make it home or out to a zumba class.
6:30 is when I drag home and make a little dinner check email and collapse in front of the tv
10:00 is up to bed.

Wow, I never realized how much I do on a regular day.
My favorite shoes are currently my sandals.  I am in love with everything Merrell.  They are so great for my feet.  What are your favorite shoes?  Do forget to link up with a Day in your shoes.

My current favorite shoe for the summer.  So comfy!
Ruby Red Slippers



  1. Looks like a busy day! Thanks for sharing!

    I love wearing my Borns!

    Lifelong Learning

  2. I just found your blog through TBA's linky & I'm your newest follower!! I need more comfy shoes to make it through the day. I've found the Aerosoles wedges lately which are fashionable & comfy. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure