Although, I’m worried you might not be able to fit in my size 5 shoe.
I’m linking up with The Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher to describe what a day in my shoes would be like. I can’t decide which day of the week to pick because they tend to be a bit different. But I think I’ll pick Tuesday. Just because. I don’t know.
Disclaimer: I used to sleep in until about 6:15 but last week, I got up early everysingleday to exercise. Ha. The word exercise is kind of silly because I can’t get my heart rate up too high but that’s what I’m calling it.
5:00 Alarm goes off. But it’s my warning. Reset the alarm.
5:30 Get up. Walk down the hall and exercise. Hub is up now and getting ready.
6:10 Hub kisses me goodbye. Says he loves me, sweetie. Go downstairs. Give Syd a treat. Pour creamer. Add a splash of coffee. Read my bible. Pray.
I started reading my bible almost a year ago when our pastor challenged us to do it for 40 days. This is what I do with challenges. Much like the time I got a job at a telemarketing company and had to cold-call people. My dad said I wouldn’t last two weeks. I lasted three years and the only reason I left was because they shut down (it was kind of shady and there was no notice, but that’s a whole ‘nother story). I met the hubby there so it all worked out. Anyways, now I read my bible. I learned that I need to exercise first and then read the bible and pray, or otherwise, I would fall back to sleep.
6:40 Shower and try to make myself look presentable while listening to the Today show (I can’t see the TV so I just listen).
7:40 or later depending on how my hair is doing (yes, that is a long time to get ready. I know. It’s the hair) I don’t like breakfast but I eat my English muffin with peanut butter so that I can take all my heart medicine. Catch up on email.
7:55 Leave. Feel guilty because Syd is looking at me like I am a terrible person for leaving her.
7:59 Arrive at school. If there were no stop signs in my way, I could get there in two minutes. What are you going to do?
8:00-8:45 I’d like to say that I do teacher stuff during this time because I should. But most days, I’m talking to people. My room is the first room in the school and everyone has to walk past my room to get to their room. This has led to “Stop by Kristin’s room” time. People stop by and we talk. Most days, there’s three or four of us. If no one stops by, then I go next door to my partner’s room and talk. Sometimes, I bring teacher things to do while I talk.
8:45 – 9:15 Pick up the kids from the playground. This is my Universal Access time. I can pretty much do anything I want. The Curriculum Cops never come during this time. I do all kinds of things. Mostly, I talk to my kids while they work on Morning Work or to the two parent volunteers who are in my room. They have to leave as soon as U.A. time is over. It’s a new rule. Yes, seriously. Sometimes I nap.
9:15 – 11:25 Holier Than Thou Language Arts Block with Multiple Visits from the Curriculum Cops and lots of Knocking
There is a morning recess time in there but I wanted the L.A. block of time to look dramatic.
11:25-12:10 LUNCH! FREEDOM! FRIENDS! MORE TALKING! I try to take all the
mundane boring useless important L.A. worksheets with me so that I can check them and see who-got-what or who didn’t listen to asinglewordIsaid.
Lunch is over at 12:10 but we always pick them up a little late. It’s just the way it is and the noon supervisors seem to be fine with it. We’ve never asked them if they care but I don’t think they do. They are moms. It’s fine. They love children fighting on the playground and tattletaling and getting injured. Who wouldn’t?
12:15-12:45 Tuesday is Library Day. I find an activity to keep the kids busy while I send one table group at a time to
their death the library to exchange books.
1:30-1:45 Oral Language (we call this Sharing and you can check it out HERE)
1:45-2:00 RECESS! FREEDOM! FRIENDS! MORE TALKING! I always tell myself I’m going to do teacher stuff but then I get sidetracked by the people around me.
2:00-2:45 Science or Social Studies (I prefer Social Studies)
2:45-2:57 Pack Up. Junie B. Jones time. Make the kids go home.
I walk my kids and my partner’s kids to the back gate. It is far, far, far away.
3:10-5:00? 5:30? Return to room. Do all kinds of teacher stuff. Get interrupted several times by teachers on their way out. TALK. Do more teacher stuff. Prep. Copy. Get ready for the next day. Do lots of teacher stuff. TALK. Do more stuff. Stick stuff in my bag to take home. Leave.
5:35-10:30 Evening at home. Give Syd a treat. Talk to hubby while I do chores. Make my lunch and get the coffee ready for the next day. Get clothes ready for the next day. Do whatever I brought home in my bag.
Eat what hubby cooked. Do the dishes. (Every single night, the hubs says he’ll do the dishes. I say, “No, you cooked.” He says, “But you’re busy.” I say, “I’m fine. I got it.” I do take him up on it when I have report cards or progress reports. But I never offer to cook. Is there something wrong with me?
Blog stalk. Watch TV. Talk to hubby. Talk to mom or twin. Talk to friend that I used to teach with. Blog Stalk. Watch TV. Text friends about the TV I’m watching. Blog Stalk. Watch TV.
10:30 Lights Out.
10:32 Oops. Forgot to give Syd her joint pill and take heart-medicine-cocktail-number-two.
10:34 Lights out for real. Fall asleep at 10:34 and 15 seconds.
After reading other people’s days, I realize I have a very long lunch and no specials. What does YOUR day look like? Link up below to tell me all about it!