I’m linking up with Susan over at TGIF (Thank God It’s First Grade) for her fun schedule linky! She wanted to know what other teachers’ daily schedules looked like.
Here is my schedule. My work day is 7:45-2:45, with a 45 minutes duty-free lunch. Class time is 7:50-2:05, but students are allowed to come down to classrooms at 7:45. Audrey’s preschool opens at 7:30, so I am always at school right at 7:45. But, I don’t have to pick her up until 4:30, so I am usually at school late in the afternoons until then. Even though I try, I am not much of a morning person. This school year, I have been running in the mornings, which helps get me going for the day, but I have to admit that I haven’t ran since fall break (that was 3 weeks ago! yikes!).
My daily schedule is the same on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. We have some special classes, but there are no specialist teachers, so I teach everything. One of my grade-level partners teaches her class and mine gymnastics on Fridays, which is so nice. In exchange, I write our quarterly planners that are turned in to our admin. Since we don’t have any specialist teachers, we do not have any prep during the school day. I make copies at morning recess (I don’t have duty since I am the PLC facilitator for K-2), but all teachers are on duty for that last recess.
On Wednesdays, our schedule is modified for a 1:15 dismissal. We have staff meetings, grade-level meetings, PLC meetings, and leadership team meetings on Wednesday.
To help me stay organized throughout the day, I use a small pocket chart.
Since I use a little pocket chart, the regular sized cards didn’t fit when I wanted to double them up for lunch and recess. So, I made some shorter cards, too. Now they all fit!
I also didn’t want to have 2 sets of cards for Wednesday times that are just a little bit off. Now I write in my times with a dry erase marker and only change it for Wednesday. It’s actually a student job, so they all get to know our schedule really well by doing that.
I have been using these cards all year, but just got them finished and up on TpT for you. I also made a set all in black and white, for my friends who do not have access to color printing at school. All that ink costs a lot of money! So, you can print on colored card stock, or print on white and have the kids color them in!
What does your schedule look like? Tell me in the comments or link up with Susan!