Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Day in the Life

It's been so fun to read about everyone's daily schedules! So I thought I would link up with Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher to tell you what my typical day looks like :)

6:00 - Alarm goes off! I am not pleased how dark it is outside (you'd think I'd be used to it by now), but reluctantly get out of bed and head to the shower.

6:15ish: Get dressed...and everything else

6:40ish- Out the door and in my car.

7:00ish- Daily stop at Starbucks - I love my coffee!

7:15-7:30- Arrive at school, unlock my door, and take out my list of things to do

7:30 - 8:50 - make copies, get guided reading plans organized, change math work stations cards, get any manipulatives out and organized for math/ science, find read alouds/ prepare materials for mini-lessons, sharpen pencils, re-tape things to the walls that fell (does anyone else have walls that nothing sticks to??)...

8:55- bell rings, pick up kids from cafeteria

9:00-9:15 - kids eat breakfast in the classroom, turn in homework, choose new take home book, work on the math message, make their daily 5 choices, put backpacks and coats away...while I take attendance, check-in homework, do the breakfast and lunch count, and solve any mini-crises that come up before 9:15 :)

9:20: Phonics Dance chant

9:25 - 9:40 - First mini-lesson (usually comprehension)
9:40-10:00- First Round of Daily 5/ Guided Reading Group
10:00-10:10 - Second Mini-lesson (rotates between vocab, word wall, decoding/ accuracy strategy, fluency strategy, and learning new routines/ activities to be placed at a D5 station 
10:10-10:30 - Second Round of Daily 5/ Guided Reading Group
10:30-10:40 - 3rd mini-lesson (usually phonics dance)
10:40-11:00 - Third Round of Daily 5/ Guided Reading Group

11:00 - Lunch!

11:20 - Science

11:45 (or on Wed. 12:20)- Math 

12:43 - Specials

1:21: Word Study

1:45 - Writer's Workshop

2:30 - Get ready to go home

2:45 - Dismissal

Wow, I get tired just thinking about it! 

2:45-3:00 - Sit/ Breathe :)

3:00- 4:00 (sometimes later) - get ready for the next day!

So thankful for MLK day tomorrow! Enjoy the 3 day weekend!!!


Jill said...

Your day seems so short! We get out the same as you but we start an hour earlier. But you get so much done in your day... I think I need to manage my time better!

Marvelous Multiagers!

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

I love the "sit and breathe"!! That's what I have to do, too, at the end of most days!!
First Grade Blue SKies

Lisa at Stories From Second said...

Loved reading about your day. I have to have my coffee first thing every morning too but I have started to make my own mistos at home to save time/money. Looking forward to following your blog!
Stories From Second

Holly said...

Crazy how busy we are, isn't it? How do we find the time/energy to blog!?!?!?

Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

Ginger Snaps said...

I got tired after just reading my day!! LOL

Katie Klohn said...

Your kiddos have a pretty short day at school! Mine are there from 7:50-3:35!!! I wish that I had more time in the morning to get things done before the kiddos got there. I usually get there at about 7:15 each morning, but the time always goes by so quickly!

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

Heather's Heart said...

Hi Abby! I just became your newest follower and loved readng about your day! I am loving reading about how different everyone's start time, recess, lunch, PE/Music, and end time are!

I would love for you to come follow me! I have TONS of *freebies* that you might be able to use with your kiddos!

Enjoy your "extra" day off!

Heather's Heart

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