A Day in the Life of an Educator – Thursday

*Warning – this will be a long post and is not for the feint of heart.  But for those of you who are not teachers – read it at your own risk.  This is the true story about one week in the life of a teacher, just the teacher part…

**It got too long to be read by the non-teacher, so this week will be broken down by day and on Saturday, the entire thing will be up…please forgive any typos its done on the fly…

***I teach PreAP Precalculus, Calculus, and coach women’s soccer. My contract school day is 7:15AM – 2:45PM (not including the coaching aspect). I am married to an awesome wife and we have three children ages 10, 7, and 5. AND I LOVE WHAT I DO!!

Thursday:
6:00-6:30 AM Check email and change some of my info on the SDE website. They need my school email address so they can tie in my TLE evaluations.
6:30-7:10 AM Prep and record those darn calculus lessons that I have been trying to get to since Tuesday…
7:10-7:30 AM Dough Day Breakfast provide by our Family and Consumer Science, Business, and PE teachers – PANCAKES!!!!
7:40-8:35 AM 1st period. An interesting conversation occurred about the Oklaed Rally in March
8:40-9:35 AM 2nd period. Calculus – still integrating by parts. I got called out of my room to help a teacher who’s computer crashes this morning (remember the tech spec thing mentioned above?)
9:35-10:00 AM Delivered toner and met with our head coach about some items for today’s scrimmage.
10:05-10:55 AM Calculus!
11:00-11:30 AM A colleague needed some help with her email, SmartBoard, and DVD player, so we got all of that fixed up.
11:40-12:35 PM Worked on recording some lessons for calculus. But was not able to finish. I did some editing as I went so I can get them up as quick as possible tomorrow.
12:35-1:30 PM PreAP Precalculus time (notice lunch got missed again…)
1:35-2:30 PM Calculus time! Wrapping up integration by parts today! Quizzing in calculus tomorrow!
2:35-3:40 PM Got organized, grabbed a sack lunch/dinner and loaded up on the bus for our scrimmage in Moore.
3:40-5:15 PM JV scrimmage!! Finally we play someone other than ourselves! My girls work hard and despite a frigid north wind, come out on top 2-0. Next ups is the varsity scrimmage
5:30-7:00 PM Varsity girls get a chance to play. The wind is brutal, he coaches are cold, but the girls play really hard. We come out on top 1-0. Time to pack up and head back to school.
7:40 PM Gear put up, kids have rides and head out!
8:00 PM Home! Taking the rest of the night off!

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