A Day in the Life

It was inevitable friends.  Did you see that big 16-wheeler pass you on the road?  Well, it ran over me.  Today is one of those days that I had TONS planned.  I mean I have two days of summer left.  I need to be living it up and doing something fun, right?  That was the plan, until I woke up at 6:45 achy, tired, and wanting my Mommy.  Just kidding on the last part, but when you feel whiney you usually want someone to take care of you, right?  I have a new type of virus/bug... it's called the Exhaustion bug.  It comes on when you think you are invincible and stay up until 2 a.m., get up early, and forget to take a nap.  So, this girl is taking it easy today because in two days I am back to a schedule - gasp!  What is that?

Anyway, now that I've whined a little bit it's time for one of my favorite link ups - A Day in the Life of a Teacher.

9:00 - 12:00 Math Training
Yesterday I went to training on our new math curriculum.  My county just adopted Scott Foresman.  It was crazy how much things have changed since the last time we adopted a math series.  A lot of this series focused on what we will be able to do online and with our Activboards.  Our kids can even take their tests online, which is great, but I'm not thinking I will do that with my first graders, at least not at the beginning of the year.

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
After training, one of my sweet friends invited me to lunch.  My plan was to go to school, but seriously - lunch or school?  Lunches are about to be 15 minutes and I'm about to be at school ten to twelve hours a day.  Lunch with a friend sounded like fun!  I bet you can't guess what I chose for lunch?  Yep, Mexican!  It is a miracle that I haven't turned into a quesadilla or cheese dip bowl yet.

1:30 - 3:15 School
I know, I know.  I just told you I decided not to worry about school.  Well, I didn't.  I went with Laura to help her out for a few.  Her school building just had a total remodel and when I say total remodel, I mean they installed outlets, new lights, tile, paint, intercoms, etc.  Her school is one of the oldest in my county, so it was time to update it to the here and now.  Updating though meant that ALL their stuff had to be moved to the gym and pods for the summer.  Now that they are moving everything back, she's working to get her furniture put into place which is how I helped a little.

I also spotted this.  Our county does 6+1 Traits for writing and her principal made these for all of the teachers.  Aren't they cute?  They used teachers to be the different characters for each trait.  I so want to make these now!  I'm not sure how, but they are just adorable!

3:15 - 6:00 ?????
Yes, I put a ton of question marks.  I did that because I piddled around and burned time.  I played on Facebook, emailed, checked out my new kiddos heading my way, played games, and  thought about everything I needed to get done.  Here's one of my piddling photos.

6:00 - 7:00 Target Trip
Oh, how I love Target, let me count the ways... 1. They have the best lamps for classrooms.  2. Their ottomans make incredible storage areas.  3. Did I mention they now have Scentos?  4. Ours has a Starbucks. 5. Their Dollar Spot is more like a "Hit the jackpot!" spot.  6 - 9. They have EVERYTHING!  Well, everything except for the set of bookcases I needed, so what is a girl to do? 10. Check on the Internet to find the closest Target with bookcases and go grab bookcases there!

7:00 - 9:00 Dinner
We chose Outback.  When I was a kid, I loved eating there!  I had no idea that I liked steak at that time, so I always got the Alice Springs chicken.  It also is the place that my hubby and I first went out.  We were just friends then, but we still enjoy discussing that dinner.  So, since we had to run to Target, we decided to eat there.  It was a good dinner, but I didn't realize how much Longhorn trumps Outback.

9:00 - 12:00 ?????
More piddling, playing games, and wasting time... some days you create away and other days you just need to breathe for a second.  Yesterday, I decided to breathe.

Hope you guys all have a great day!  I will do my best to blog a few more times this week since I know next week will be cray cray with a side of cray cray!!!  Oh, I LOVE the first week of school.  There is something special about getting to start over and try new things.


  1. Oh my gosh I love that writing Idea! Hope you enjoy your last few days! I've been back in school for 3 weeks and I am soooooo tired!


  2. Thanks for hanging with me and giving me lots of advice and help! Love you, girl!

  3. So much in this post that I love: chevron blouse, those 6 Traits posters, your puppy (Bella?, Target, and that bookshelf!

    Thanks for linking up!
    Second Grade Nest

  4. We use the Scott Foresman Math Envisions Program. The online videos for each mini-lesson is great! The interactive manipulatives are wonderful. It's a great program! Some of the lessons I find are a but tricky but we work through them.

  5. I am so happy that I am not the only one who can piddle away hours doing who knows what! lol
    That's crazy that you only have 2 more days of summer break left. We go back next week. I am sad to see my summer go away!
    Good luck with your new math program. :)

  6. Sounds like a great day!! I wish we could adopt a new math series. Sometimes you do need to just "piddle away" the day.

    First Grade Circus