The wind was howling and the rain was pouring when I woke up this morning. The nor’easter was here!
I made my way to school and surprisingly arrived early even though it was raining. Rainy days typically mean lots and lots of traffic. So I settled down at my computer to read some SOL posts. Soon I found a post that said they had a snow day! I was very jealous. To be honest, I was a little cranky.
But my mood slowly changed…
First, I was greeted by students wearing PJ’s to celebrate Read Across America. Books in the hands of all and some pillows and blankets too. One student though arrived sad because she had forgotten her pillow at home. As I was trying to cheer her up her mom emailed me to say that she was going to drop of the forgotten pillow but first was heading to Starbucks, what did I want? Perfect! On a rainy day, that was exactly what I wanted to change my day around.
No sooner had Starbucks been delivered to my room (with the pillow of course too) did my principal come on the intercom… “Attention students and staff…because of the high winds we will be switching to a 1:15 dismissal schedule. That means that the first lunch wave starts in 5 minutes.”
“Woo hoo!” the class screams!
A smile comes on my face too. My class still had their specials, have 30 minutes of lunch, they got to leave at 1:15, and I had extra time to spend on slicing. What could be better!?!
Best surprise for a Friday! No more crankiness for me!