My typical school day starts early....alarm goes off at 5:30. (Yes, unfortunately you read that right.)
I'm out of the house by 6:30 so that I can walk the 15-20 minutes to the commuter train. On that train for 20 minutes. Fortunately the train station is next to Starbucks. Walk another 10 minutes to school.
At school by 7:30. Depending on the day I have a varying amount of set up to do. Mondays mean setting up the studio for 2 or 3 classes and their particular projects or setting up the studio for a parent-child exploration day. Tuesdays and Wednesdays mean getting the studio turned around so I can teach small group of 2 year olds in it. Thursdays and Fridays mean transforming the young 3's room into a space for my larger group of young 2s to have class. There's a lot of running around and setting materials up in an inviting manner.
By 8:20 it's a quick trip to the coffee maker, a check in with either my co-teacher or the other teachers, a check in with the office manage to see if any children are going to be out for the day, a "fight" for a turn to use the ONE grown up restroom (another teacher and I crack up because it's usually one of us waiting on the other) and then it's off to carpool line by 8:45 to greet the children and families.