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.
1 day ago