January 10, 2013

First Week Back

As if the first week after a break wasn't crazy enough, we had some extra challenges in our building this week.

Yesterday, we had a power outage at 9:45 that left exactly half of the classrooms dark, including mine. Of course, my entire lesson for the day involved students working on computers. The lab next door had power, so I improvised some centers while we were in there with some success. With no air conditioning (remember, I'm in the south now), everyone was hot and crabby. I finally gave up fighting with my last class and taught them the game Mafia.

Like magic, as soon as the busses pulled out of the lot, our power was restored. Just in time for our weekly staff meeting!

Today, we had two tornado warnings (which I have been told, on numerous occasions, that tornadoes only happen after hurricanes here...lies!) to wind up the students and still no working a/c. And just to make things fun, my projector decided not to turn on (I'm thinking there's a blown fuse from yesterday).

I can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring!! Haha!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a difficult day, but you made the best of it. My middle school son likes the game Mafia, I'll bet you were a hero with that game!

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