I feel like I had one all day long with my class. I was pulling with all my strength toward learning, critical thinking and mastery...they were pulling toward silliness, chattyness and general wonkiness. This is not like them at all. They are a super class, and usually accomplish great things. But, not today. At all.
I started to panic at one point because all of my lessons were flopping and one never truly knows when she will be observed (even though I was a couple of days ago). I would have definitely pulled down a 1 for student engagement (because I could not make my horses drink today), and a 1 for level of thinking (we stayed on the bottom of the hierarchy today). If one of my teammates had waltzed into my room and offered up a movie today (tied to the curriculum, of course), I would have taken it. But alas, that did not happen, so I plugged away (writing on behavior calendars and trying to remember I am a PBS room...maybe not so much today). So...I'm not sure how much we got accomplished. Now I will regroup and pray that whatever happened to my class changes overnight (that's right after I take the Cub to wrestling pictures, Scouts and the Clover to 4H).