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 kidblog.com 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!|