5:39 am: Alarm goes off again. Roll out of bed and find my glasses.
5:39-6:20 am: Shower, get dressed, makeup, dry hair, eat breakfast, check email, wake Sergio.
6:20ish am: Leave the house. If I leave even a minute after 6:30, I will miss the morning meeting.
7:00 am: Attend morning meeting.
7:02: Meeting ends. Make copies, pass out morning work, try to look busy until 7:15.
7:15: Kids come in the room. Help students with morning work until my tutoring kids arrive.
7:30: Tutoring kids arrive. Rush them to get breakfast and morning worksheet and then hassle them endlessly to finish morning work in time.
8:00: Send kids back to class. Help organize binders and hassle them to finish opening activity.
8:05-10:00: Hassle one student all class long to stay on task. I actually sit at his desk with him.
10:00-10:45: Teach opening activity, check morning work and homework with new class.
10:45-12:00: Roam around the room to keep kids on task or to help them out. I am not supposed to sit during this time unless tutoring a child. Find LOTS of students to help so that I can sit.
12:00-12:30: Lunch. I wait at least 10 minutes to warm up my food. Then I sit in the car for fifteen minutes while I eat so that I can make any calls I need to. I have to go back in five minutes early in order to pick up my second round of tutoring kids, who are always let out of class early.
12:30-1:15: Tutor five kids
1:15-1:45: Tutor seven kids that are all on different levels with different abilities.
1:45-2:00: Planning period. Make copies, file, grade, etc.
2:00-2:30: Teach the opening activity, check homework and morning work with final class.
2:30-3:00: Tutor three boys that DO NOT want to be tutored. Don't I understand that yet?
3:00-3:45: Roam around the room helping the last class. Look for kids to help so that I can sit.
3:45-4:15: Pull my last tutoring kid to help him with his homework.
4:15-4:45: Roam the room and help kids with homework. Tell 3o kids over and over that they MAY NOT go to the bathroom.
4:45-5:00: Walk kids outside and yell at 100 car riders that there is no talking while waiting on parents.
5:00-? Make copies, file, parent meetings, staff meetings, etc.
I work 50 to 57 hours a week if we have saturday school or I have to go to meetings. I get paid a starting teachers salary. You wish you were me.