Saturday, March 6, 2010

{A Day in the Life of a 23 Year Old Student Teacher}

A typical day for me...

5:30: The alarm sounds. I snuggle with Emma for a few minutes, make a cup of hot cocoa, and read some Word. I've been reading through John and Psalms recently.
6:00-7:00: Get ready to leave for school.
7:10:Make my way through morning school traffic :)
7:30: Arrive at school, greet my host teacher, sign in, and prepare all of my activities for the day.
8:00: The kiddos arrive, I greet each one, take attendance and lunch count, and they do morning work.
8:15-8:40: I work one on one with a struggling student in reading.
8:40-10:30: I teach spelling, handwriting, grammar, and language arts. I love this part of the day :)
10:30-11:30: Math. I'm not such a fan ;)
11:45-12:40: Lunch and Recess! :)
12:40-1:20: Planning! During this time I write lesson plans, check email, talk to my host teacher, make copies, and eat chocolate..hehe ;) The planning period is truly a gift from God to teachers!
1:20: Social Studies or Science
2:00-2:20:Math Interventions
2:20-2:30: Reteach
2:30-2:50: Pass out papers, get the kiddos ready for dismissal, straighten the room, and send them to the buses.
3:00: I leave the school! :)
3:20-9:30: I'm home, change immediately into my PJs, eat dinner and work on lesson plans. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays I watch American Idol with my parents. The other week nights I usually just relax at home with Emma. :) I read books, scrapbook, read blogs, and ocassionally watch tv. My Nanny (grandmother) and I have a subscription to Netflix and one or two nights of the week we pile on my bed and watch a good movie. I try to go out with my friends at least once every two weeks, but most of my close friends are student teaching too, so its been hard to find a night when we can all meet. I make sure I take a long bubble bath at least once a week. Before I go to bed, I pack my lunch and get out my clothes for the next day.
9:30: I go to sleep. I have to have no less than 5 pillows in my bed to go to sleep, and I can't keep my feet under the covers or socks on. I know, I think its strange, too. If I don't go to sleep by at least 10, I'm worthless the next day!

On the weekends, I usually spend time with my boyfriend. He works out of town during the week, so weekends are precious to us. We go eat Japanese, Chinese, or Mexican every weekend. We also spend alot of time with my family playing the wii. For the last couple of months, we've been hooked on wii Monopoly! I highly recommend it! On Sundays, I drive 35 minutes to my church. The long drive is totally worth it! :) I try not to do any work on Sundays, such as writing lesson plans. I try to make Sunday's God's day as much as possible. For me that means spending time in his house, in his word, and reflecting on the things he's done. :) I also spend alot of time with my family on this day.

There you have it, a week in my life. It's a simple life, but I love it. :)


Jenni said...

Just found you from Kelly's Korner. I'm a Kindergarten teacher. I remember not being a fan of teaching math when I student taught. Now, it's my favorite thing to teach! :)

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