11:30AM-12:00PM Lunch Time
Then NAP! :-) Too bad I couldn't take part in that part of the day! Well, I often use a bit of this time for things "just for me". I recommend the same for you. Your well-being directly influences your attitude, patience, and teaching style so...take care of yourself!
Does that cover everything that needs to be covered? No, not really. If you look at my lesson planning workbook in excel you'll notice that I have a spreadsheet for each theme. That gives me a lot of space to add in "extra" activities, or make comments about social-emotional activities I really want to remember to incorporate. I typically have theme related lunch/snack ideas typed underneath the main lesson plan as well as planned large motor/outdoors. If there is a specific book I want to be sure to read I'll type that in also. If I need details on how to do an activity I'll type in the details or where I can find the activity idea to refer to it if necessary. So as you can see, there is aIot of space for me to use...and I do. But it helps keep everything at my fingertips. Since I've done this for a few years it's easy enough for me to keep track the skills I'm covering. If you are just starting out, I would suggest that you be more specific on your lesson plan. When you create your own lesson plan...it's easy to do that! Perhaps for literacy you want to focus on rhyming one day and word chunking, whole alphabet or specific letter activities and etc on the other days. Then you just type that in along the top and when you find an activity that fits, then you add it. Or for math you want to remember to plan a counting, numerical order, number formation, patterning, and sorting activity. So type that in, then fill in after with a corresponding activity.
My literacy activities are done during group time in the morning or just before nap/dismissal. I do not have a separate "center" at work time for literacy, though often it's slipped in here and there. I have in the past but it's working out just fine with the group I have at the moment. At one time I had a computer center where we used programs like "Jump Start". However, our monitor for the kids' computer decided to give up the ghost, so we've been not having a computer time...and really, I'm not sure where we'd slip it in now! Our mornings are BUSY! They get a lot of the computer experience in K and up anyway. It's not something I consider necessary. But I do pull the lap top in on occasion to let them play a specific game, often for math or literacy. The children love http://www.starfall.com/.
I plan by themes. Whenever a child has or states an interest I try to incorporate that theme. However, I do have a list of tried and true themes that I fall back on. I find that it's a lot easier to lesson plan, using themes. I know of one homeschooling parent who didn't really go by themes and she shared this tip. For example, for math. She'd color ends of craft sticks with a color to correspond with a specific skill. Skills could be more/less, 1:1 correspondence, writing numerals, counting sets, patterning, shapes, measurement, numerical order, graphing, sorting and etc. On the other end of the stick she wrote an activity that the child could do relatively independently. Often these were review activities. She placed them color side up in a decorated can with the word "math" on the outside. The child knew he must choose one or two colors a day to work with. By the end of the week, he had done something with each skill. This allowed for him to have a little control in what he was doing (he was doing the choosing, even if it was only by color). I've gone this route in the summer time with my own children to keep them on the up and up with the skills they had learn throughout the year. Maybe it's something that will work with you.
Now, how on earth do you find activities? :-) I've heard..."but I'm not creative that way." Guess what...I'm not either! Seriously. Sure I have a lot of ideas that I can rattle off the top of my head for a skill or theme but that's because I've been doing this for years. I make good use of the Internet and all the other creative people's ideas. Why recreate the wheel? There are lots of ideas out there! I also have a LOT of resource books.