I figured I would do another Day in the Life post before my schedule/commute changes. Enjoy!
6:30am – Wake up
If you have seen the movie Wall-E, you might remember the scene when Wall-E “wakes up”. I wake up just like that. Very slowly and until I have coffee, not very functional. I drink a cup of coffee and also make lunches
That includes both Max and myself. However today Max has decided to sleep in. Great.
Max has to be woken up and he is not happy. I give him breakfast and his clothes while I get our things together.
Max’s school is only 5 minutes away. Much better than the years he was at the home daycare 20 minutes away and the pre-school 15 minutes away. We arrive at school and I get his stuff together and then sign him into before-care
Not a bad commute today. Surprisingly, I am able to do all the Max school things and drive to school in 20 minutes. The other day it took me 40 minutes to drive 7KM.
I eat some yoghurt and check my mailbox. Look, a present!
9:15am – First class, English
Today we are talking about newspapers and completing a pre-reading activity for To Kill a Mockingbird
10:30am – Second Class, resource period
I work in the resource room the next period. I have students that are assigned to me and I check in with them.
11:50 – Lunch!
and by lunch, what I really mean is I jump in my car and head to school #2. The drive takes anywhere from 15-25 minutes depending on traffic. But since I do not have class until 2pm, I can stop by Starbucks first for a coffee. My schedule has changed again and as of yesterday, I have to teach right at 12:30, so no more Starbucks for me.
This is my period to prepare lessons, mark, check emails and do that sort of thing. Today I had to work on a powerpoint, but also get ready for parent-teacher interviews that evening. I also re-arranged the desks in my classroom as my class decided they did not like the pods arrangement but enjoyed the U-formation set-up. I also eat my lunch alone. I rarely eat lunch with people.
Today we were working on personality tests and discovering a bit about each other. The students had to complete a few online tests and summarize the information.
3:10 – Run out the door.
School is over at school #2 – but I have to be back at school #1 in 30 minutes for Parent-Teacher interviews. I hop in my car and hope that traffic is light.
3:40 – Back at school #2
Back so soon….
I quickly gather my paperwork at head to my interview room.
3:55 – First interview.
I basically non-stop talk for 1.5 hours.
5:30 – Dinner time
I head to the staff room for dinner and chat with my teaching friends about “The Crown”. A few people ask me what my name is because I am out of the building so often/my #1 school has a large number of staff. Usually when I say my name I get the response of “ohhh you are THAT person”.
6:00pm – Back at it.
More interviews for another hour.
7:30pm – Head home.
Home time! I head back home, which is only a 10 minute drive when there is no traffic.
8pm-8:45pm – Max bedtime routine.
Some nights Max goes to bed easily, some nights it takes awhile. Tonight is an average of 45 minutes for bath, story and bed.
9:00pm – Dishes
9:15pm – Grey’s Anatomy!
Yay for the Grey’s winter finale. The usual cliffhangers are present along with the usual disaster. Predictable!
10:30pm – Bed!