Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Snow Day Anticipation SOLC 2013 5/31
Do you think the kids have any idea how much teachers (and principals and school secretaries) look forward to snow days? When I was little, I thought my teacher loved teaching so much that she never left the school. I thought her life revolved around us and our eager little minds. I had no idea that she was probably at home, just like I was, watching the news, hoping against hope, that there would be enough snow to cancel school.
It was the talk in the teacher's lounge today at lunch. Will the snow come at the right time? Will we still need to come in for the scheduled professional development if school is closed? Which weatherman's forecast is correct? I'm hoping it's the guy who says 3 to 6 inches and not the guy who says 2 to 4 inches. All of us were imagining how we would use our gift of a non-working day...visiting grandchildren, baking cookies, making snowmen with our own children, burrowing under a blanket and getting lost in a book...especially rolling over and going back to sleep after the call from our principal.
As we said good-bye, most of us joked, "See you Thursday!" I wonder how many of my colleagues will be wearing their pajamas inside out or flushing ice cubes down the toilet tonight. I know that I'll be up early to watch the news looking for those magic words scrolling across the screen: Hilliard City Schools Closed.
For our principal's blog post about snow days see her post Shhh---Don't Tell.
Thank you to Ruth and Stacey at Two Writing Teachers for hosting Slice of Life Challenge. You can go to their site and read more Slice of Life stories.