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Since I am snowed in and have nothing else to do (beside writing my chapter outline for my Masters), I decided to join A Day in My Shoes Linky Party! It sounds fun and I am interested in reading what other people days look like. Here is a typical day in my kindergarten classroom!
5:00 am - My alarm will be ringing and of course I hit the snooze button until 5:30.
5:30 am - 6:30 - Shower, put on my face, and do my hair.
6:30-7:00 - Stop and grab Starbucks (it's a must!) and lunch somewhere.
7:00- 7:30- Drive to work while listening to the radio station
7:30-8:45- Organize, make copies, turn on the computer & check my email, chit chat with my fellow teachers, get distracted, ORGANIZE some more, laminate activities I found online, and get their morning work on their table. Morning Work is usually a sight word worksheet.
8:45-8:55- Freak out because I am not ready for the day :)
8:55-9:15- Pick up the kiddos and start morning work
9:30-10:30- Reader's Workshop/Daily 5: I will start off with a mini-lesson then they will make their daily 5 choices (word work, read to self, read to someone, listen to reading, and work on writing). During this time, I will pull small guided reading groups.
10:30-10:45 Recess for the kiddos and I am getting ready for snack time
10:45-10:55- Snack and Tumblebooks
10:55- 11:35 Math mini-lesson and then math work stations: I am allowing my kids to choose their own partner and math tubs. By doing so, I feel like they are much more engaged. If I have kids not doing what they are suppose to, I have them put their heads down and they will do math tubs during free choice time with me supervising.
11:35-11:40 Bathroom stop before lunch
12:25-12:45- Rest their little brains and then Read Aloud
1:15-1:50- Writer's Workshop: Mini-lesson then they go and write. During this time, I will need to turn on my Yacker Tracker because they tend to be a bit chatty.
1:50-2:20- Handwriting/Show and Tell (only on Fridays)
2:20-2:30- Pack up and get their colored construction paper for the day.
2:30-2:50 Free Choice Time
2:50-3:00 Song or Read Aloud
3:00-3:15- Chit Chatting with parents, sometimes they will stay in my room and chit chat for 30 minutes!
3:15-4:00- Clean the classroom and get ready for tomorrow
4:00-4:45- Drive home from work and then CRASH (I wish) more like go online and check out the blogging world and have my dogs cry for my attention.