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?


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

    -Ms. Thomas

    The First Grade Jungle

  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!

  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 ;)


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

  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!

    Spotlight on Kindergarten

  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!

  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

  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

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


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

    Kim from:

  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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