2.15.2007

Soooo CLOSE!

This morning when I left for school, a few snow flurries were falling we were in the middle of a massive blizzard. Generally, this means we'd get out of school (because we Southerners will FREAK OUT when we see a snowflake and run to the Kroger and buy all the bread in sight; it's a conditioned response). Today, though, the school board sent us off to school anyway.

During second period, all of my kids came in chattering excitedly. "Ms. Flower!" they said. "We're going home!!!"

I looked out the window and, sure enough, it was snowing a little harder. Not hard enough to make the news (ICE STORM 2007!), but more than enough to make me start thinking about Kroger. "We're not going anywhere," I said. "Now let's do some vocabulary."

"But the buses are lining up!" they said. "Why would they do that unless they're sending us home?"

Good question. I looked out the window, and there WERE buses outside. Maybe we WERE going home! I began to get excited too.

The principal came on the intercom a couple minutes later, and all of us looked like this:












But he was just making an announcement about Earthquake Awareness Week, so then we all looked like this:












And then we heard him pick up the intercom again, and we all looked like this:













But then he said we were having an earthquake drill, and we all looked like this:












And then we heard him pick up the intercom AGAIN, and we all looked like this:












But then he said we weren't going home and to quit getting so rowdy and we all looked like this:












We had a very emotional day.

(I went to Kroger anyway. Just in case.)

4 comments:

Dree said...

Lol... the pictures are PERFECT.

amanda j said...

I teach on the other side of the world, and yesterday we were so hot we were hoping to go home! No such luck. Your pictures are very, very cute!

Laura said...

Haha! I have to think of a way to rip off the way you used the pictures here without actually ripping you off. Much merriment involved!

Scherzando said...

It's been below zero a few times this week down here, but we're in another drought so no snow :(

(Curses! Foiled again!)

 

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