The Schedule of a Commuting Teacher

Oh hey there! I am so busy! And tired! All the time! 
Stressed? Surprisingly, very minimally!
Loving my job? Oh heck yes!
So, I apologize for my lack of presence on social media. During the summer, I had a part-time job at Subway and I was able to spend the rest of the day catering to my blog and my readers. I was able to grow my blog my almost doubling my readership! (Still a very low number, but considering that I had 30ish readers in May and now have 57 is quite impressive to littl’ ol’ me). 
In order to help you understand I am booked, I want to share with you what a typical day looks like for me.
Before I do, I want to share with you all my requirements in teaching at my Charter School.
We focus on high-achieving, rigorous classical education
In Literature:
– Latin Root Vocabulary
– Novels/short stories/poems as well as analysis
– writing prompts and essays on what we read
– vocab for everything we read (in addition to Latin Root vocab)
– informational texts
In Language Arts:
– Grammar (parts of speech, mechanics, diagramming sentences)
– Writing (especially argumentative and expository)
– Critical Thinking  
Remember, these are Jr. High students! It’s a lot to expect of them!
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
5:00 AM — Wake up, get ready, make lunch for me and Justin, check maybe 10 minutes worth of blogs, share mine on social media
6:30 AM — Leave home to head to work
7:30 AM — Arrive at Navigator Pointe Academy
8:00 AM — School starts
11:00 AM — Prep period and lunch break (10 minutes to check blogs and eat lunch) Copies and grading!
12:15 PM — Class resumes
3:00 PM — School ends. Copies and grading and lesson planning!
3:30 PM — Head home
4:45 PM — Relax and read blogs! I’m in my PJs and grab a snack (a lot of times chocolate and Pepsi to help me concentrate)
5:30 PM — Make dinner and eat with Justin while watching a show! Read scriptures!
7:00 PM — Lesson plan or finish grading
9:30 PM — Go to Bed.
Tuesday, Thursday
5:00 AM — Wake up, get ready, make lunch for me and Justin, check maybe 10 minutes worth of blogs, share mine on social media
6:30 AM — Leave home to head to work
7:30 AM — Arrive at Navigator Pointe Academy
8:00 AM — School starts
11:00 AM — Prep period and lunch break (10 minutes to check blogs and eat lunch) Copies and grading!
12:15 PM — Class resumes
3:00 PM — School ends. Copies and grading and lesson planning!
3:30 PM — Head home
4:45 PM — About 15 min of checking blogs. Make dinner and bring it to Justin at work (he works 3-8:30 these days)
5:45 PM — Eat dinner with Justin at his work ! How lucky are we that his bosses let me do that!
6:30 PM — Lesson plan or finish grading
8:30 PM — Pick Justin up from work. Read scriptures. Watch an episode of one of our shows.
10:00 PM — Go to Bed.
So as you can see, I don’t have a lot of down time. Most days I work on my lesson planning up until I go to sleep. But, that’s what happens when you have 6 different lesson plans to prepare everyday.
It’s busy, but I love it!
Weekends I spend lesson planning a lot, but I try to enjoy it and relax and definitely catch up on blogs and social media!
YIKES!

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • Woah, lady, you are BUSY! The chocolate, Pepsi, and sweats sound like the perfect way to end such hectic days!

    • It truly is. I'm trying not to get addicted to the Pepsi, but I know so many commuting teachers that drink Diet Coke (yuck) as a way to help them each day….I'm kinda falling into the pressure of it

  • That's awesome that you're enjoying your job, even though it does take up a LOT of time!