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!!!