Tuesday, March 8, 2016

#SOL16 Day 8They say...March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb!!

#SOL16 Day 8

Today started out calmly. My students and I were working on a major Open House project. I had this planned for over two weeks. I had collaborated with my librarian and my IT person. So we were just about to begin typing our Bio Poems into Google Docs; followed by recording them reading their original poems and QR'ing them!! When...the skies opened up and turned an angry green!! The wind was howling and blew open the doors at the end of the hallway. A sheet of rain blew in. It was in that moment that I knew all learning for the door was DONE! The kids were running to the window to see what was going on! "It's a tornado!" "It's sleet." "It is hailing." "I wonder if my parents are coming to get me." No, this wasn't on the lesson plan and what was wasn't working. Maybe because we lost internet. Maybe because we lost phone lines. We didn't lose our electricity. So we just laughed and said, "Whatever gets done today, is enough." We chose not to let it stress us out or go crazy. At the end of the day, it will all get done. Or maybe not. But, it will be OK!! Sometimes you just have to find the humor in all of it!! At least that's what I keep telling myself.  :)


  1. Days like that add fun and excitement to the learning environment. Glad you were able to find the humor and forget the stress! It makes for a fun (albeit challenging) day!

  2. So true! The best laid plans... Then life happens. I love that you went with the flow! This reminded me of 2nd grade when we had a full solar eclipse and the teacher wanted us to stay in our seats! Who would want to resist witnessing a green sky? No me :)

  3. rolling with the punches, the life of a teacher. The hardest part is letting go of best laid plans to embrace the chaos at times!

  4. They will always remember today! "Remember the time when...?" they will say to each other.

    I love how you said, "Whatever gets done today, is enough."