Friday, April 22, 2022

Scorching Hot & Soaking Wet

The day before spring break (which was two Fridays ago) was forecasted to be hot. 90-something degree hot. On the day, we actually got up to 101F (38C). 

On the Wednesday, instructional assistant Keyla informed me that she wanted to do "water play" that day. See, we called it "water play" in the note that went home to the parents (so the students would have towels and extra clothes to change into) rather than telling the parents we planned to have a water balloon fight. 

When the time came (it was well into the 90s before noon), the aides filled a couple buckets of water, filled up some balloons, and pulled out the water shooter/squirter thingies

Earl turned on the hose and sprayed Keyla with it. Keyla took the water shooter and got him back. Alas, in that exchange, I was collateral damage. 

Jennifer and Jonas went after each other and the other students outside. Keyla showed Doris how the water balloons worked, and Doris proceeded to douse herself with them for the duration. (She kept breaking them on herself.) 

One of the other classes was out on a break. They watched the fun. Many of them got hit by random splashes, although they didn't seem to mind much. 

Not everyone really wanted in on the action. We coaxed Natalie out, but she stayed out of the way until she was able to convince someone to let her back into the classroom and onto her computer. Sigh. 

Penelope and a couple of our other lower functioning students were given bowls and buckets of water with toys to play in. 

They were probably at it a half hour. They were soaked when the balloons had finally been exhausted. 

We finished up the day in the classroom with pizza and a movie. 

25 comments:

  1. Nothing better then cold water when its hot. The kids and I, when they were little would have some great water fights in the evenings after a long day. It would usually start with me watering plants outside.....you know, I would start it! Someone would run in the house for a pitcher they could fill up! We had so much fun

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  2. That sounds incredibly fun. Where do you live to get such a hot day in April? Arizona?

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  3. I can't believe it's so hot out there already! I'm melting just thinking about it.

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  4. Water balloons, pizza, and a movie... every kids dream!

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  5. How fun!
    Very clever to keep the note unsuspicious ;-)
    Hahaha, Natalie wanted back to her computer, now that she's able to log in without any issues!

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    1. She would have wanted back on her computer regardless. That's all she wants to do.

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  6. I can relate to Doris. Splash! Have you seen the crochet water balloons? A friend made some for her grandkids. It almost motivated me to try crocheting.

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  7. My daughter has a water themed summer camp in few days...this all sounds exciting and happy for the kids and a perfect end with pizza and movie ..if only there is no fear of catching cold( spclly in present circumstances) i would hav let her be more in water ...summer is indeed a fun time :) good day


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    1. Yeah, catching a cold would not be a good idea.

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  8. Sound like Doris knows how to keep cool.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  9. That sounds like a very fun day.

    It's crazy that it's already that hot there.

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    1. That was more of an anomaly. The temps dropped after this, and we only just warmed back into the 80s today.

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  10. That is an early hot spell. Glad the students could enjoy a water day to cool them down.
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    1. Not terribly early, but way hotter than it should be.

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  11. How fun!

    Our temps are like that too on most days in our corner of the world.

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  12. I wish we were getting more of that warm weather here in Michigan, alas with my return from Kentucky the cold weather is also returning.

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    1. I don't like it when it gets this hot. Luckily, these scorching temps aren't daily, especially this time of year.

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