I’ve been seeing “A day in the life of…” posts popping up here and there in the blog world and I think they’re fun! It’s always neat to see what people’s lives consist of, and how they seem to manage the impossible. I’m big on time management, and cannot stand to do anything that isn’t a productive use of my time (and yes, sitting on the couch watching TV is a productive use of my time- relaxation!) 😉
4:02am- Alarm goes off. I hit the snooze and sleep for 6 more minutes. (I have to have some odd minute setting on my alarms. I don’t know why, I just do!).
4:08am- Get out of bed. Teeth brushed. Avoid looking at hair as to not waste time. Get dressed, fill up water bottle, smush a banana in my mouth.
4:30am- Out the door and drive down to South Tampa to Orange Theory.
5:00am-6:00am- Hour long cross training/intensity training session at OTF. Sweat- a lot. Brain shuts down and goes back to sleep. This is a good thing.
6:15am- Stop at the Starbucks by the house. It’s the only time it’s not crazy. And even at this hour, it’s still kind of crazy, but not “I want to bash my car into your car” kind of crazy like it is around 8am.
6:25am- Arrive at home, get breakfast going. Today it’s 2 Applegate chicken sausages, 2 eggs, some pear slices, and the coffee.
6:35-6:50am- Eat breakfast while sitting at the computer checking “stuff”.
6:50-7:00am- Shower and head back to bed (if the guy hasn’t left for work) and squeeze in some snuggle time. (I know. It’s adorable).
7:00-7:30am- Get dressed for work, pack up and head out the door for the long, LONG 1.8 mile drive to work. 😉
7:35-8:35am- Arrive at school, sign in and start planning for the day. Dave Matthews Band radio is on Pandora.
8:35-9:00am- Morning duty in the main hallway. Make sure nobody dies.
9:00-10:04am- Homeroom and Period 1. No students during this time. I plan lessons, collaborate with the other grade level teachers, organize labs, grade papers, or sit in on meetings, depending on the day. *Use the bathroom at some point.
10:04-10:58am- Period 2 (6th grade honors science)- Students arrive and I enlighten them with my knowledge and we do kick ass science and be completely awesome.
10:58-11:54am- Period 3 (6th grade regular ancient world history)- Students arrive and I enlighten them with my knowledge and we learn about old things that were kickass.
11:54-12:25pm- Period 4 (6th grade honors science)- Students arrive, drop their things off, line up and I take them to lunch. I drop them off then come back to my room to eat. Today it’s black beans and chicken from the school cafeteria with salad and a cup of grapes. It’s $3.50 of awesomeness (my school’s cafeteria is actually pretty health-conscious, which is a change!). *Use the bathroom at some point.
12:25-1:30pm- Period 4 continues. I pick up students and then we do all the science. I enlighten them with my knowledge. It’s awesome.
1:30-2:25pm- Period 5. This is the start of my Teacher Leader time. On this day I’m scheduled to sit in a teacher’s class and observe classroom management. I sit in the back, take notes, write down suggestions, and leave her a note, scheduling a followup.
2:25-3:15pm- Period 6. I head back to my classroom and work on materials for this afternoon’s rubric training I’m holding. Go to the copy room and make packets for the teachers that will be attending the training.
3:20-3:45pm- Period 7. I head to the main office to meet with the assistant principal for curriculum to discuss upcoming trainings, book studies, teacher needs, and more.
3:45-4:15pm- Period 7 continued. Run back to my classroom, pick up materials for the training. Head to the media center and begin setting up for the rubric training.
4:15-4:35pm- Walk back to the main office, check mailbox, and use the restroom before the training begins. Stop by the guidance office to talk about a student she has information about.
4:35-5:35pm- Facilitate a rubric training on the EET evaluation system to the faculty in the media center. Try to not cry if people start to take a turn for the worse. (Evaluations are a VERY sensitive and heated subject for most teachers!)
5:35-5:45pm- Be available if anyone has any questions. Pack up and get ready to make that long drive home once again.
6:00pm- Arrive at home. Change clothes and go for a quick walk around the neighborhood with the guy.
6:30pm- Prep dinner inside while Brian lights the grill outside. It’s burger night! Turkey burgers with all the fixins and sweet potato fries on the side. Feed the cats who are now reaching levels of starvation while Brian does all the cooking!
7:00pm- Sit down (on the sofa with TV trays- yeah buddy) and eat dinner while watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. Sidenote- B is VERY good at solving puzzles!
7:30pm- Start to clean up the kitchen, pack leftover turkey burgers with avocado slices for tomorrow’s lunch in between watching Jeopardy. Do one household chore (vacuum, clean the bathroom, fold laundry, dust, etc.). I try to do SOMETHING everyday so that I’m not overwhelmed cleaning like crazy on the weekends. Brian goes outside and packs up yard debris into bundles so that trashman will stop ignoring the pile.
8:00pm- Second shower of the day. PJ’s on, fill up a tall glass of water, sit on the couch with a pillow on my lap, laptop on, TV on, relaxation time!
10:30pm- Jump in bed with the guy. Play games on our phones, pillow talk, or read a book until we get sleepy. Lights out once the eyelids cannot stay awake anymore!
2:00am- Yell about cats wrestling. One of us (whoever’s turn it is) gets up and lets them outside.
So, tell me about YOUR day? How do you manage your day to day responsibilities?
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