What was going on today?!

 Ridiculous. I don't know what was going on today, but the class I had today was not MY classroom of first graders. It took us AN HOUR to do a simple cut and paste activity. I walked through each step, used the doc camera, they repeated instructions, I walked around and showed an example, and I monitored. I had five students complete this simple cut and paste incorrectly. Not like one minor mistake- it was like- WHAT?! I don't even know what went on with their work.  Seriously folks, an hour for cut and paste?! So then I went through the other reasons- full moon? Nope, we're studying the moon and it's not a full moon until the 12th. (Next Monday! YIKES) Weather change? Maybe we'd be getting rain in Austin- we sure need the help putting out the wildfires. NOPE. Sunny and 90 something tomorrow. The silver lining: tomorrow is Friday and I can wear jeans! Anyone else have a day like mine?



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  1. I totally know what you are talking about! One day great the next day HUH??!

    -Ms. Thomas

    The First Grade Jungle

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  2. I questioned if it was a full moon in san antonio today...we didn't cut and paste, but the last 2 hours of the day were RIDICULOUS...I still have my teacher look imprinted on my face.
    Happy Friday Jeans day!

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  3. Oh my goodness!! I am totally there with you! For some reason, I did not notice I had planned FOUR cut/glue activities throughout this day - math, phonics, writing, comprehension. Whew! It turned out I had to cut one of them short b/c my kids were ca-razy!!

    Oh well... I'll know better for next time! I hope tomorrow your sweet littles are back in your room ;)

    ~Laura
    firstgradeFUNdamentals.blogspot.com

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  4. Okay, so it wasn't just my little Texas town! Our school was just the same! Glad to know it was statewide! :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  5. My kindergarten darlings are quite the challenge this year - so I am soooo with you. One cutie said, "How come you got a mad wrinkle?" At least they make me smile!

    Tessa
    Spotlight on Kindergarten

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  6. Ah yes... the education roller coaster. I think it's the hardest part of our job. One day is amazing and the next... what???

    Totally there with you, girl!

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  7. Oh! You make me feel soooo much better...I feel like I have repeated myself over & over again today! I was flipping out when the ENTIRE fleet of busses was waiting on MY CLASS because those lil rascals took f o r e v e r to put their backpacks on & line up!! Yeah for FRIDAY!! {Maybe it's the air pressure change from all those hurricanes???}
    Christie :)
    First Grade Fever

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  8. That was me last week. My kids were MUCH better this week. Although here is a story to cheer you up. Your day can't be as bad as this.

    Last year I had a particularly difficult group of Kindergarten ELL level 1's. Basically little to NO English. Everything we did was a struggle, but we were getting through it. That is my job right, I am an ELL teacher.

    One day we were cutting & pasting and after modeling on the doc cam, and repeating SEVERAL times and asking questions for understanding we got to work. I walked them through the procedures one by one and at the end of the activity when I collected the papers and was READY to send them back to their Gen Ed teachers I notice one of my little fellows has glued this letters to the DESK!

    I about had a conniption. hope that made you laugh.

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  9. Oh, do I know what you are talking about! I just posted something similar on my blog on Wednesday.

    http://starbucksstandardssharpies.blogspot.com/2011/09/gratitude-adjustment.html

    I feel your pain! The last 2 days were much better. Hope your kiddos get back on track soon!

    Kim from:
    http://starbucksstandardssharpies.blogspot.com/

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  10. My Mondays are always like that!! They must go crazy at their houses over the weekend because when they come in on Monday it is ridiculous! I think I've said on all 3 Mondays so far - "First and second graders, I do not know what is going on, but I am so confused because you are being so loud and not following directions!!!!" Thursdays and Fridays are always the best days... I guess they're finally back into the routine before it's time for the weekend, haha.

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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