Maybe it's because I'm planning for way more subjects than I did when I was just teaching Literacy. Maybe it's because elementary requires more hands on activities. Honestly, I couldn't tell you. What I can say is that I feel as though I am constantly printing, gluing, cutting, planning, pacing, and prepping just to get ready for the next day. And none of that actually includes any of the teaching (which also includes coloring, gluing, cutting, and drawing).
Still, despite the fact that I feel as though I'm always on the move or that there is no resting throughout the day (aside from afternoon tea), I am still loving every minute of what I'm doing with The Monk. Most of the time, it's awesome!