Friday, March 5, 2010

~What is My Day Like????~

I am posting this in response to Kelly's Korner

So, what is a day like for this teacher???

I usually get up around 5 am- I am an early bird to say the least. I like to take my time eating breakfast and getting ready.

I usually leave for work anywhere between 6:30 and 7:00.

I then work in my classroom until the bell rings at 8:20. Normally I am making copies, organizing my centers for the day, straightening up, etc. Sometimes my students come in early and help me out.

Then from 8:20-8:45, we all get ready for our day. From 8:45-9:00, we have silent reading time, which is one of my favorite parts of the day (getting to see all my students enjoy reading. From 9:00-9:30, I teach whole group reading, and from 9:30 until 10:30, we have centers. From 10:30-11:00, we have language. Then, we have science or social studies from 11:00-11:45.

Now is my students' favorite time of day... lunch, gym, and specials. I am blessed to teach at a small school that is able to have both each day. This is my time to grade papers and do any other work that needs to be done. At 1:30, the kids come back and we have math for an hour. Then, from 2:30-3:00, 1/2 of my students go out for special tutoring. The rest of my students complete activities with me.

We normally get ready to go home at 3:00, but we have an extended day due to our snow days, so now from 3:00-3:30, we are completing review for our state testing. At 3:30, we start filling out agendas to go home. My kids leave by 3:50. Then, I organize the room and usually have some type of meeting to go to (most days).

I normally get home around 5:00-6:30. Most of the time, my husband has dinner ready. I usually will eat, then will work on my homework (I am finishing my master's degree). I also like to try to pick up around the house and get lunch/clothes ready for the next day. My hubby and I will watch a little tv and then I will go up to bed at around 8:30-9:30.

So, this is the day in the life of this teacher... Hope you enjoyed hearing about it.


  1. I used to be a teacher and reading your post makes me miss it!! Thanks for sharing and Happy Friday!!

  2. Hi there from another teacher! I'm intruiged - what are the 'centers'? They sound like fun!


  3. Your day is very similar to mine except your student come much later. Thanks for sharing


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