I'm joining the party! Katie from Adventures in Teaching 6th Grade wants to know what our day looks like! (and I'm pretty sure I'm the last one to this party...)
Can I just say that some of you start school REALLY early?!? My goodness. I don't really envy you. Although I am jealous of your extra time in the afternoon. Anyways...check out my day:
6:00 Alarm goes off. I get up right away. Yep, no snooze button for me!
6:00 - 6:50 Shower, hair, get dressed, eat breakfast (oatmeal) and make lunch *Note: there is very little talking between me and hubby at this time. I'm not awake yet!
6:50 - 7:30 Drive to school, rock out to Lady Gaga and Adele - I'm awake now!
7:30 - 8:45 Get my classroom ready for my kiddos and prepare everything I need for that day's lessons. Oh, and talk to all my friends!
8:45 - 9:00 Kiddos arrive, get ready for the day and work on their Morning Journal (they are VERY independent during this part of our day)
9:00 - 9:15 Morning Meeting. This is my favorite part of the day. I like having the time to prepare my kids for our day and I have found that it's a huge help in making our day go smoother. I feel as though it helps our class feel more like a "community."
9:15 - 9:45 Writer's Workshop and (new!) a daily grammar lesson
9:45 - 10:00 Snack and Read Aloud
10:00 - 10: 45 Reader's Workshop. I love watching the kids read quietly.
10:45 - 11:15 Intervention. I have issues with this. But that's a
rant story for another day. I like the idea of intervention/enrichment, just not the way we're doing it.
11:15 - 11:35 Recess (duty, 2x a week)
11:40 - 12:00 Eat and bathroom time (usually ends up being 11:45 - 11:57)
12:00 - 12:35 Spelling. Switch students with another class. I have the higher spellers and I love doing different activities with them.
12:35 - 1:17 Math co-taught with my resource teacher - so much fun!
1:17 - 2:03 Specials (library, p.e., music, art, or technology, depending on the day) and planning time for me.
2:03 - 2:45 Some days this is Science/Social Studies. Again I've divided up my students with another 2nd grade teacher by overall academic and behavior strengths. He teaches Science, I teach Social Studies. We rotate kids every two weeks. Some days this time is used to do our district-mandated computer programs (again, this is a
rant story for another day).
2:45 - 3:00 pack-up, classroom jobs and dismissal
3:00 - 3:15 I clean up my room and prepare it for the next day.
3:15 We are allowed to leave at 3:15 and my goal for the new year is to leave right at this time on most days so that I can get to the gym without feeling completely tired out. On Sign Language nights and meeting days, I don't leave until 5:30ish.
3:15 - 4:00 Drive to the gym
4:00 - 5:30 Workout! I rotate through cardio, strength training and yoga.
5:30 - 10:00 Cook dinner (I'm trying to get better at this. I hate to cook), catch up on my dvr, do some schoolwork, blog and try to stay awake till hubby gets home from his night classes.