Check out my SHOES!

Did you know that today is International Blog Hopping Day? I am not sure if I will be able to keep up. Do they have a International Blog Hopping Week?

TBA authors are hosting a wonderful linky party where all of us bloggers can link up all of our wonderful ideas to share. Check out my SHOES hosted by Analia at Ingles 360 has to be my favorite because I get to share my most favorite shoes that I wear to work. The students love it when I wear these shoes, but my feet hate when I wear these shoes. So it is not often that I wear these shoes. Only on special occasions, like when we began our Camp Write Along event, I had to dress to impress because I was the Camp Director. I also wore them when my student teacher was getting observed, and when we had visitors on our campus. Here they are! Aren't they cute? They are sling backs and high heels to give my short  4'11 self some height.

OK enough about the shoes, Here's a look into Monday the busiest day of the week.

6:15- Wake-up and Get dressed

6:45- My husband and I wake up our 3 boys for school. We get them dressed, fed and teeth brushed and occasionally pack their lunch. They like the school lunch, but Tuesday is Taco Day and they don't like tacos. 

7:45- We are out the house headed to drop off the boys at their school. The twins are going into Pre-K4 this year and Patrick into Kinder. Then I head right next door to work. Yes, that's right my work and the boy's school share a fence. They attend a Catholic school and I work at the public school right next door.

8:00- I have made it to work by this time and am in my classroom getting ready for the day.

8:20- The students are rolling in the door. As soon and they enter on Monday, they copy all of their homework down from the board into their agenda including their Spelling words for the week. After they are to read a book. This upcoming year I am also teaching SS in conjunction with all of ELA, so the students will complete a short SS review.  Tuesday- Friday- We come to the rug for Morning Circle! I love this time.

8:45- Announcements

9:15- PE Time

9:30-10:15- We begin our day with the Genius Paragraph. Click here to see my post or here to watch Chris Bifle in action teaching Part 2 of the Genius Paragraph. This year I am hoping to incorporate my English lesson within. Last year we didn't begin teaching GP until January where as most of the English skills were taught and so students could begin applying them as we asked right away. This year we will teach a short English mini-lesson within and have them apply right away and continue with this through the week.

10:15-10:50 Snack Time and Transition into our Reading Block. This is the time where students come to the rug, and I introduce the learning goal of the day on the anchor chart. I also begin a Shared Reading and students turn and talk at various points within in the book.

10:50-11:15 Students go to their first center and I see my first group for a guided reading.

11:15- We line up for lunch.

11:45- Students are picked up from lunch and are brought to the restroom before returning to class.

12-12:20- Students go their second center and I see my second group.

12:20-12:45- This will be our SS time.

12:45- Students line up and switch to their Math class.

12:45-3:20 I repeat the same process as above with my second group of 4th graders.

Definitely a busy day in my shoes!


  1. Love your shoes and looking forward to learning more about the Genius Paragraph.

    Lifelong Learning

  2. I just found your blog through TBA's linky party & I'm your newest follower. I LOVE those shoes!! I am 5'9" so it's hard for me to wear heels because then I look like a 6'5" basketball player lol. :) I look forward to following along with your blog!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. Love the shoes! It's fun to read about other moms and how the routines work with getting the kids to school. The taco's must not be any good, if it's the only day the kids want a packed lunch!

    Papers and Pencils and Books, Oh My!

  4. Those are some cute shoes! Great blog. I'm your newest follower. Please check out my blog "Calling Plays in 2nd Grade".


  5. I love your shoes and your reason for wearing them! :) I am also headed over to check you post on the Genius Paragraph because I am definitely intrigued! Thank you for following me!


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