Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Because You Couldn't Live Without These Details

5:30 am:  Alarm goes off.  Hit snooze.
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.  

1 comment:

Shelley said...

I would post my schedule, but the faculty might see it and realize that they really don't need me. It's sad really - at least for now.