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Lesson Plans

Re: Tired, anyone?

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Thu, 24 Sep 1998 07:15:49 EDT

I, too, am feeling the effects of coming off of summer and tennis everyday.
I get up at 4:00 am, prepare at home, leave at 6:00, get to school at 7:00. I
do art on a cart, so I spend until 8:30 preparing my carts for the am. I have
a drawer for each class containing their projects that I have collected to
comment on or grade. During my free period, I prepare my carts for my
afternoon classes. I stay a week ahead (I am required to get lessons in by Fri
for next week, but I am so busy during the week just doing the present week)
Sometimes I stay at school until 7:00 pm to get everything done before I go
home, (bulletin boards, grading, clearing my carts). I get home at 8:00, eat
and go to bed at 8:30. When I get home earlier, I go to bed at 7:00. If I
don't prepare this much, I won't be fully prepared in the classroom. In a 40
min class, I have to move like lightning. The kids have to be organized to
follow strict procedures, so I can be out on time. The teachers don't want me
to be late for the next class, and I have 0 min. between classes.
(My husband grocery shops, cooks, serves dinner, cleans up the dishes, cleans
the house.) On Fri pm, I run a tennis league and play in it, so on Sat I can
rest, if I don't have an appointment. On the weekend, I do my lessons. I have
a stockpile from the last 2 years, but I have to write them in my plan book
for each class. They have to be customized for the art on a cart.
What is your day like? It's great to know there are others who do this. Sue