Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Raining


You may have heard that we had four days of rain last week. Or perhaps not. It's big news around these parts any time rain is even expected.

While looking for how many days it rains yearly for my area, I stumbled across this article, and I think it details quite well why rain is such a big deal for us.

Anyway, it was a seventh grade combo math/science class. It was Tuesday. It had rained Monday, and rain was (correctly) forecast for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

It had drizzled a bit before school, but while we had gray skies, it wasn't raining raining.

The kiddos were prepared, though. They had umbrellas. Rain boots. They were dressed warmly in sweatshirts with hoods. (Keep in mind our classrooms all open to the outdoors, so if it's raining, they get doused while getting to their next class.)

In other words, we all knew rain was coming. We were ready.

Halfway through first period, a couple girls asked to go to the library to print out some project for another class. The math assignment had been short, so they had the time. I let them go.

They opened the door.

"IT'S RAINING!"

Uh, yeah...

Suddenly, everyone is up and looking out the door.

Sigh. It's like they'd never seen rain before.

23 comments:

  1. Maybe it was any excuse to get out of their seats, LOL. I bet the rain was nice and always needed unless it causes mud slides.

    Because I'm too lazy to respond to your email, blue would be nice if you were making a purse for me. Any shade is fine.

    betty

    ReplyDelete
  2. My friend who recently moved to California told me about the rain and how it knocked out their power for a couple days. It sounded like no fun.

    I think the weather excitement is a thing of youth. I told my kids it was snowing this morning, and yet my son still exclaimed "what the heck!" when we walked out the front door and he saw it was snowing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That would make sense. Of course, for kids, anything can be exciting.

      Delete
  3. Interesting about the rain. Helps the rest of us to understand the wildfires

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I like the rain, but I feel guilty for this as I know the burn areas are then in danger.

      Delete
  4. I was watching this stream by this guy, another one of you Californians, apologizing for how "dark" it was and acting like it was some kind of apocalyptic event. So this "never seen rain before" thing is quite widespread.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Good thing it wasn't snowing or you never would've gotten them back on task.

    ReplyDelete
  6. It's good that you are getting rain which is much needed. The kids will do anything to look out the door or window and not work as I did the same thing when I was a kid. Hey...Yesterday morning it was -17C with about a foot of snow on the ground from the weekend storm. This morning it is 6C and raining but the temperature is going down, the rain will change to freezing rain and then snow which will make it nasty for driving. Tomorrow morning it is supposed to be -7C-I hate the roller coaster ride

    ReplyDelete
  7. I remember when I lived in California my school had an open courtyard in the middle all the class rooms opened onto. It's warmer here today but temps have been in the single digits. Damn I miss Cali.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Heh, I'm not young and I still get excited about all sorts of weather. BOM (Aussie Bureau of Meteorology) site is my home page and it's a daily discussion point in our house. Then again, I always hoped I'd never grow up *grin*

    ReplyDelete
  9. It snows here (in Australia), every single time I am out there with the kids taking photos out the windows :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I shudder to think what we would do if it actually snowed here.

      Delete
  10. There have been times when you get rain and we don't get a drizzle as promised. I get so jealous of Southern California then.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Little things like this in life form precious memories!
    Nice post😊

    ReplyDelete
  12. It is also raining here however we want to see some snow. Rain is enough! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Our rain is over. We probably won't get any more for a while.

      Delete
  13. That's kinda cute. lol Sorta like us with snow. Heh

    ReplyDelete
  14. Nice one, Liz. I love rain, and I can very well imagine, the excitement the children felt.
    In India, the North gets rains usually around October, and the South gets rains in June and November. They last around two or three weeks, maximum a month. Rain is more eagerly looked forward to in the North, which is usually more dry and hot most part of the year, except three months of winter Dec to Feb.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. "They last around two or three weeks..." <--shudders

      Delete

I appreciate your comments.

I respond to comments via email, unless your profile email is not enabled. Then, I'll reply in the comment thread. Eventually. Probably.