5:45 - Alarm on my phone goes off and I hit snooze until at least 6.
6:00 - Shower, breakfast, get ready to leave the house.
7:00-Take the 5-10 min drive to school. ( i love the country.. there unusually isn't traffic)
7:10- Arrive at school - sign in, check my box to get my lunch tickets and all of the other important papers.
7:15 - Work in classroom. (Write homework on board, get "word of the day" ready, make copies, work on lesson plans for the next week -novel studies)
7:55 - Students arrive
8:05 - Announcements - US & Texas Pledge, Words of Wisdom, and usually a very
8:10/15 - Silent reading time/Library business (this is my social studies time, but is on;y 15 min, so i use it for reading)
8:30 - Daily 5 with my TITLE (homeroom) group - we are working on main idea - Today we will be completing a Big Idea activity together, which is a GREAT visual and gluing it into their Reading Notebook for future reference. (Reading notebooks have been a god-send this year!) I also have a para that does "working on words" and they have been working on breaking apart BIG words.
9:45 - Time for 2nd period - They write down their homeowork and any important new in their SAM (Student Assignment Managers), complete the "Word of the Day", and then read silently/go to the library.
10:15 - Students go to PE and I have time to work on whatever is needed. I usually use this time to make phone calls and write emails to parents (good and bad) and grade papers, make copies, work on lesson plans.
11:15-LUNCH TIME - i actually go down and each in the teacher's lounge.
11:50- Recess/Make-up work time
12:10 - continue with 2nd period. Main Idea activity completed with 1st period and their "Word of the Day" Test.
1:05 - Time for 3rd period - They write down their homeowork and any important new in their SAM (Student Assignment Managers), complete the "Word of the Day", and then read silently/go to the library. Main Idea activity completed with 1st and 2nd period and their "Word of the Day" Test.
2:30 - Social Studies/English time - we are working on linking verbs and the New England colonies.
3:00 - Music - We only have music on Tuesdays. Two of the teachers from our pod/teaching groups go and it's my week off, so I have extra time to grade papers, lesson plans, or whatever.
3:45-Oral Reading UIL practice - Our contest is next Tuesday...wish my kiddos luck!
4:30 - Change clothes and head to the gym.
5:00 - get to the gym and do my cardio routine for the day.. I am dreading tomorrow - trainer time and its lower body.
6:00 - Go by HEB and pick up fruits and veggies for the week (grilled chicken Sunday)
7:00 - Eat dinner and veg out while watching DVRed shows.
8:30 - get in bed and read book given to me by librarian - he always asked me and another teacher to read new books before putting them in the library to make sure they are appropriate.
9:00/11:00 - trying to go to sleep