Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Day in My Shoes

Miss Klohn at Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher is having a linky party and I am joining in!

5:45 Alarm goes off....go back to sleep until next alarm goes off.

6:00  Phone alarm goes off....reluctantly get out of bed, take a shower, and get ready to go.

6:45 Grab fruit of some kind, lunch bag, and schoolbag

6:50 Arrive at Starbucks (if it is Monday or Tuesday...teaching partner gets SB on Thursday & Friday)

7:00 Arrive at school.
-unpack stuff
-get morning work ready
-turn on scentsy and lamps
-quick check Pinterest for any last minute ideas

7:25 Last chance for bathroom break.  Review plans for the day

7:35....7:35!  Is anyone really awake and ready for school at this time?  
Bell rings for student arrival.
-Students work on morning work

7:50 Gather on carpet for Circle of Friends

8:10 Reader's Workshop--Daily 5 Sessions

9:15 Recess
-get a snack
-check mailbox for messages from office, or things that need to be sent home

9:30 Reading Round-Up (All students are leveled for 30 minutes of reading instruction.  This is specifically to give intervention to our struggling readers, however all kids participate.)  
I teach the "beyond" readers.  We are currently working on non-fiction text features

10:00 Social Studies/Writing work

10:40 PE/Music/Library depending on the day

11:10 Lunch Recess
11:55 Pick up Chickadees, from recess

12:00 Math (Classes switch for math...struggling math kiddos all together.  High and mediums mixed together)

12:50 Read-Aloud:  Currently reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

1:00 Writer's Workshop

1:45 Circle of Friends--we celebrate the day.

2:00 Dismissal
2:10 Wave to buses as they pull away from school.

2:11 Check with Extended Day and see if 3-4 students want to sharpen pencils, put books back in library, any other odd classroom type jobs.... (Extended Day is a daycare offered through the district, I have six kids who go everyday and a couple of them love staying in the classroom, instead of daycare.)

2:12 Get a diet Pepsi
-check in with other teachers
-figure out tomorrow
-check Pinterest
-blog stalk
-read and respond to e-mail/phone messages
-put away clutter gathered from day
-blog stalk
-possibly post a new blogpost
-get ready for next day's reading suggestions, strategy suggestions....
-correct today's work
-blog stalk
-check Pinterest

between 4:30 and 6 (depending on the day) Go Home

-eat dinner
-read a little
-watch last night's Jimmy Fallon
-check to see if anything is on tv
-blog stalk

11:00 tell myself to stop reading and go to bed

12:00 actually go to bed
Confession of a binge sleeper.....little bits of sleep each night, then make it all up on the weekend....really bad habit, I know!

That's my day! 


  1. I'm a binge sleeper too. Little all week and then sleep all day Saturday!

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

  2. I need a "like" button for comments! So glad to be a blogging buddy!

  3. ahhh! you start so darn early! I could never do it. Id be sleeping at school!

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  5. OOps. I copied the wrong link back to my blog. Let's try this again.
    Binge sleeping?! HA! That's too funny. I love it. :)
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  6. We too start at 7:30 in the morning, and I agree it's too early! Thanks for finding my blog...I'm your newest follower!

  7. I am so glad that Pinterest is blocked at school or I would never get anything accomplished! I need to check out that read aloud book. You are the 2nd person who is talked about it in their post.

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

    1. We got Pinterest unblocked:-) Tulane is a GREAT read. Makes a great text to text with The Velveteen Rabbit.

  8. I binge sleep, too! I try to be better at getting enough sleep, but it really doesn't work.

    I'm your newest follower :)
    Kara @ Spedventures

  9. Pinterest has really put a kink in my sleeping. I've tried to stop. Really I have. There is always one more good idea that must be pinned...Love your blog what a great name! I"m a new follower.