Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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.
Suddenly, everyone is up and looking out the door.
Sigh. It's like they'd never seen rain before.