6:30: My alarm goes off but I stay in bed until at least 6:40 but sometimes as late as 7:00, especially when I don't have to be in early!
8:00: After grabbing my daily Dr. Pepper from McDonalds, I head to school!
8:30: I run next door to annoy Jen and pick her brain or make her relive whatever shannanigans I have gotten into on my way to school or the night before. (I'm usually very scattered in the morning, well okay I am scattered all the time but some how everything I need to do gets done!)
8:45: My little Sugarlumps start arriving. A little blonde Sweetums always arrives first and gives me an amazing good morning greeting everyday.
My kiddos start to do what we call the "P of the D" or Problem of the Day. Sometimes it is written in the board and sometimes I project it on my SmartBoard. They also log on to their Xtra Math accounts to start practicing those basic facts!
9:00: It is now 15 minutes until the second bell and I am telling myself not to forget to do the attendance. I tell the closest Pudding Pop to help me remember. I am also coming up with an awesome idea to enhance my math lesson at this time and I am scrambling to get it ready before 9:15.
9:15: Math Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love math! My kiddos this year are super math students! We go over the P of the D, I award them with a sticker in their math journals for completing it. I go into a 15 - 20 minute lesson where we use our Math Leader, our Questioning strategies, and our Big Ol' Brains! I then let them practice independently and invite Sweetums who are confused to meet with me at my "back table."
10:15: (Usually more like 10:30 or even 10:40 because I try to milk math for all its worth!) RECESS!! I chat with my Snickernoodles or my teacher pals. (Today for instance one pal and I were discussing a student's unusual winter wear style)
10:50: Planning/Specials: I actually had a lot typed here originally but I realized all I was doing was gripping so I am just not going to say anything about what I actually do during this time. :)
11:35: Writing!! So, math is my favorite but I am loving writing more and more. Most days I follow the Lucy Caulkins model of Writer's Workshop but occasionally we get a little bit casual. Like this week we are working on prompt writing using this super cute printable I found from Scholastic.