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Friday, March 6, 2015

Fridays in Kindergarten

It's been a long week...
Today is Friday.
My students are always cranky on Friday.
It's been a long week.

Jai'Quan is crying because he can't stretch out the sounds in  "monster."
Lilly is crying because she thinks William will tell on her because she butt him in line.
Liam is at the nurse's because Alex accidentally hit him with his lunchbox.
And now Alex is crying.
Leah is crying because she misses her sister.

So many kids are crying.
It's been a long week.
Today reminds me of when my own children were toddlers, and they would cry for silly things if they were tired.

Today is Friday.
Everyone in Mrs. Walz's class is tired and cranky.

Smile Mrs. Walz.
No tears.
It's Friday.


  1. I love this as I work with preschoolers and when they are tired they do cry. It seems to be a domino effect just as you have described - I could picture each of them even though I know none. Great slice on the fragility of our little ones.

  2. Thank you for sharing this slice of Kindergarten on a Friday! Your post reminds us always to consider how our students are feeling and to recognize when they're out of sorts.

  3. How true your reflection is...I had a cranky Liam today, too, middle son who is a first grader. I can tell huge difference in all my own children when they are tired. Thank goodness you hopefully have two days to get rejuvenated! Being 5/6 is hard work but so is being the teacher of 5/6 children!