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A day in my shoes!

Yes, I know it's bad blog-etiquette to post 2 posts in one day, BUT I'm a rule-breaker by nature!  :)  And it's a holiday, so I'm taking a break to do some fun stuff.

Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher is hosting A Day in My Shoes Linky Party.  I've been reading what other teachers' days are like and thought I would add my own!  How fun!

A typical day for me:

5:09 - The alarm goes off and I find the snooze button to hit.

5:36 - After hitting the snooze button 3 times, I realize this is the VERY latest I can get out of bed or I will be late.  I drag myself out of bed to shower while contemplating if I have enough time to either shave my legs OR iron my clothes for the day.  Yes, I go through this every day.  I put the PRO in procrastination.

6:05ish - Go wake up the kiddos and tell them to get dressed while I finish drying my hair.

6:15ish - Send a crying kid back to their room to put on a different outfit and fix them breakfast.

6:35ish - Herd the load of kids out the door, get onto the neighbor kids who are waiting in front of my house for the bus and also arguing with each other (this also happens everyday), and finally drive to school.

6:55ish - Get to school, tell my OWN children to quit running in the hallways and stop arguing about who got to the door first, laugh with my co-workers who comment that I have arrived with my ducklings in tow, put the kids on PBS Kids after I broke up another fight about who gets to sit at what computer, check my mailbox and sign in.

7:20 - Kiss my kiddos goodbye, break up another fight about who's turn it is to walk in front, middle and back of their 3 person line to go to class.  Report to cafeteria for morning duty.  

8:00 - My 3rd grade boys show up for reading.  We do a Corrective Reading lesson and then either guided reading, whole group, read to self, comprehension skill, assessment, etc.

9:30 - One 3rd grader leaves and the rest of us do Language Arts/Writing.

10:00 - Two more 3rd graders leave.  The rest of us walk to the other side of the school to pick up another 3rd grader who comes to me from the self-contained class for math.  This gives us a brain break and a little movement.  Then we go back to my class for math.

11:00 - All my 3rd graders leave and my 1st graders show up for academic support.  I'm in the stages of making a new plan for them and deciding what I'm going to do with them academically.

11:30 - 1st graders leave and I wait for one of my 3rd graders to come back and get me so I can come to his class for math support.

12:00 - My lunch time

12:30 - 1st graders come back for more academic support.

1:00 - 1st graders leave and I go pick up my kindergarteners for academic support.

1:40 - Take kindergarteners back to their class.  Stop by the self-contained classroom to chit-chat with the teacher and visit her kiddos (I love all the students in the self-contained classroom).

1:50 - Report to carpool duty and load kids in their cars.

2:20ish - Go back to my room to plan, surf the net, do paperwork, call parents, chat with friends, etc.

4:00 - Pick up my middle schooler (can you believe they don't get out till 4?!?!?!) and head home.

4:40ish - Walk in the door and get bombarded with what's for dinner, homework, practicing sight words,  reading decodables, whatever the older kids and hubby needs, etc.  

5:30ish - Make and eat dinner.  Get kids through all the homework/reading, showers, pjs, etc.

8:00 - Put triplets in bed and then watch tv with the hubby and middle schooler.  I'm usually working or trying to find the end of the internet while the TV is on.

10:00ish - Go to bed and hope to be asleep before 11.

Then repeat everyday.  Sometimes I feel like I live in Groundhog Day!!!  The weekends of being able to relax are so nice!!!

Link up to tell about your day!


  1. Ok...just read your "about me"....I'm in Florida too:) I started in K-2 ESE then got moved to 3rd grade I.L....was there 2 years and then got moved to 4th. Love it. Since I have my ESE cert. I get to keep the ESE kiddos with me and they are on consult:) Love these kids...there are days that I am quite challenged but love these kids:) I can't believe you have triplets!!! How do you do it?! Teens and triplets..oh my:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. That a lot of comin' and goin' girl! How do you keep up!!

    Ginger Snaps

  3. I'm your newest follower! I love your "day in my shoes" and will post later this week to link up on my blog! I too am a special educator and enjoyed reading about your day! Come visit me!


  4. Angela.. I was reading your daily schedule and saw put triplets to bed and had to respond to you, I am a triplet mom as well, mine are seven years old, will soon turn eight. I am curently participating in my student teaching to complete my masters degree in Special education with the dream of teaching primary grades autism classes.... so much in common..

  5. OMGosh!!! Another triplet mom!!! How cool and you're getting your masters in special ed!!! I got my masters after the kids were born, too. So I know how hard it is to do grad school plus take care of kiddos. Good luck in your student teaching!!!! ~ Angelia

  6. I would love to do something similar to what you are doing in a few years. My dream job would be to be the reading intervention teacher!

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

  7. I feel a lot like you with the school day part (no kids of my own yet) but I do lots of running around the school as well! Us special ed teachers are good at the come and go of kids each day!

    Baking Crafting & Teaching Oh My!

  8. Hi:) I tagged you in my latest blog post, and I can't wait to learn more about you!

    We are ALL Special!

  9. I also tagged you in my blog! COme check it out to play along! :)

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