Top 5 ways to ruin a first grader's day

Because of the holiday on Monday and our professional development day on Tuesday, we only have a three day week with the kiddos! It's the perfect excuse to kick the curriculum to the sidelines and do some fun and different things.

Today I read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (a personal favorite). It's great for teaching inferencing and drawing conclusions.

Later, we discussed some things that make us have a bad day. Here's what my first graders came up with:

1. when there's a bug in the house
2. when mom says no running in the store
3. when I have to play with my sister
4. when I can't sleep in the classroom
5. when I have to eat salad

15 comments:

Shell said...

That is adorable.

It's rough being a first grader.

Anonymous said...

I really hate it when I can't sleep in the classroom too! ~JM

KellyTeaches said...

Lol...kids crack me up. A BUG in the house?! I feel like that would make most of my kids day haha.

Sparkling said...

wow, imagine if all of those things happened in the very same day? that would be like the apocalypse.

SharleneT said...

I'm in a group called The Pickle Jar Players and we go around to schools etc. and read stories for about an hour. We always end with Alexander and the kids love it, too! It's fun having fun, isn't it...

Anonymous said...

A bug in the house. Yes. Real or fake. No matter.

malia said...

that's funny... i had one of those alexander type days on wed... i quit my job and sent my son to school with his pants on backwards among other things ( -:

Sarah Garb said...

I bet salad is really high up there on a lot of people's lists. Perhaps you can use these as threats...hmmm....hah!

Rachelle said...

That's SOOOO cute!
-Rachelle
www.whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

Charlotte said...

I like that book, too.

A lot of those things would ruin my day. Especially the first one.

Maranda said...

I have a bad day when there's a bug in the house too. I totally understand!

Robin said...

this is funny - I hate when I can't run in the store too!

Polly Scott said...

I taught jr. high English for nine years, which is why I now have a humor blog. I'm so glad you're finding it funny too:).

myimaginaryblog said...

Let's see, I don't like having bugs in the house and I don't like not being allowed to sleep in class. But I like eating salad and playing with my sister. And I'm not particularly inclined to run in a store. So--things change.

Oh, I just remembered what my kids did when they found a wasp in the house while I was gone.

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

How cute! Finding a bug in the house is a really big deal around here too.

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