Here is my tale of woe from today. Be thankful you were not me today. Really.
We were happily chugging along in our reading centers this morning when
Out went the lights. Now, I realize it was raining outside but I couldn’t imagine it would cause a power outage. We stayed at our activities for a bit in hopes the power would return.
No such luck. Since part of our centers this week involve the computer and listening to a story on tape, we had to move to Plan B. We read books, did writing journals, and finished our gingerbread man activity all while using our only light source: the door leading outside. Keep in mind it was raining so not sunny. Yes. Still pretty dark in the room.
Upon further investigation, I was told that a transformer had blown nearby so we’d be without power for an hour.
Two hours later, we headed for lunch in the dark.
About this time, I realized I had planned on reheating my quesadillas for lunch. With no power, there was no microwave. With no microwave, there was no lunch.
I had to eat school lunch today for the first time in five years.
During lunch, we regained power but the tone was already set for the day.
Do you know how challenging it is to teach kindergarten in the dark?
And don’t want to do it again!
Thursday, December 11, 2008