Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Day 11 When It Rains It Pours

It rained yesterday and then it rained some more and if that wasn't enough it rained some more.

It wasn't just a soft gentle rain either ---- It RAINED. From about 8:00 am until 11:00 am when I'm my busiest with students coming every thirty minutes or me having to meet students every thirty minutes it was like someone was dipping up 5 gallon buckets of water and dumping it on top of the school.

We have covered walk ways, but with a slight breeze blowing only about three fourths of the water was stopped from getting on me or the students. Our feet were wet and we, if not exactly drenched, were very damp.

Wet students are not able to pay as close attention as dry students. They whine because they are wet or cold or hot or wet or wet or wet. They would have stayed outside and played in that wet, but to sit in the room was asking just too much of them.

And the noise didn't help either. This was not a quiet rain. LOUD was what it was. We actually had to raise our voices to be heard over the sound of the rain pounding on the roof. It was a little unnerving for me too. A couple of the younger children were actually frightened. That forced me to put on a braver front than I felt.

The upside of this rain is that we were really needing rain and we never lost electricity, so we had computers. (Much of my teaching is done via the computer.)

We could have rain again today. I think I'll wear different shoes.


Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Uh-oh! I heard we were going to get rain, too......and maybe even SNOW!!! YIKES!

Stay dry!

Julie said...

Next time the kids are complaining, you could mention that my daughter has to wear snowpants and boots to school every day, and they have to go outside for recess unless it is colder than ten degrees below zero.

Maybe having damp shoes won't seem like such a big deal then.

Losing Myself said...

It poured here yesterday. You want to know noise, I work in a metal building with little insolation. I have trouble thinking when it rains hard because of the noise, but we needed to rain here also, but not the 30 - 35 degree weather or the WIND!!! brrrrrrrrrrrrr

Ladykli said...

We received about 1-2 inches of rain during the night. (I'm just south of Dallas) I don't think the thunder was too bad. Our dog Cookie would have barked all night!

Yes we need the rain but hopefully you will stay dry!

Momisodes said...

Ugh, I'm sorry to hear. I hope it's drier for you all tomorrow.