Friday, March 13, 2015

I Blame the Time Change

I am NOT a fan of Daylight Saving, and this week is why! (Yes, that says Daylight Saving, not Daylight Savings. I found out I'd been saying it wrong all these years!) 

This was a very challenging week.  Why?



There were some other factors at play, but it's mostly about the time change.

I couldn't believe how tired those kiddos were this week! They were dragging their little bodies around, slumped on their desks, grouchy, yawning, and having a very tired old time.

The teachers were just as bad. I blame the time change.

Plus, it got worse:


There were tears. 
Too many tears. 
Kids that weren't even sure why they were crying. 
They were breaking my heart!

I was close to tears myself!
Besides the frustrating days, I was up late each night trying to get those report cards finished. 
I'm just about done. 
I do have to go back and do some proofreading, but I'm done.
Now I have to do all the things I didn't have time to do because I was consumed by report cards.
Like taxes!

But we did manage to squeeze in some fun. 
We were working on leprechaun opinion writing with an emphasis on revision.

Yes, I can honestly say they were actually having some fun with revision. 

We did some St. Patrick's day word work and math work, too. Plus we made Leprechaun Pudding!
See THIS POST from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas for more about Leprechaun Pudding. It's a very simple activity, but it totally is worth it. I've done it a couple of years now, and the children absolutely LOVE it! It's actually pistachio pudding, and a nice little science experiment to observe chemical changes. You can't really tell from the photos, but it turns a delightful shade of bright green when you add the "magic juice" to the instant pudding. 


Fun stuff!
Somehow, we made it through the week, and Friday happened. 

Boy am I glad!

Be sure to stop over at Doodle Bugs Teaching for the latest Five for Friday!







2 comments:

  1. You are so right! Time change has kicked my behind as well! I had some super cranky and tired kindergarteners this week, and boy did it feel like a longer week too! March is so crazy busy with report cards and conferences too. I will be glad to see Spring break in a few weeks! I hope next week goes much more smoothly for you! Oh, and I have been saying Daylight Saving wrong too then!!! I guess I never realized!

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  2. Oh my!!! Why does that one little hour make us all so tired??!!?? It is has been one long tired week for me and my kiddos too!! Glad I was not the only one :)
    Em
    Curious firsties

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