|AHS with some snow, we had school that day|
|Just park that anywhere.|
|My dog Otter "swims" through 2+ feet of snow|
At 5:54AM when the county's automated system called to announce a 2 hour delay I took the dog outside and there was not a flake in the air. We received the second call at 7:51AM to announce school was canceled we had about 2 inches. By the time I had the kids bundled up and we went outside it was up to 8 inches. As a teacher I must say the unexpected snow day is a beautiful thing. Sure it throws a wrench in SOL testing schedules, makes it tough for parents who have to work, fouls up countless plans that hinge on a Red/Blue Day cycle and we will likely have to make it up. But a surprise snow day brings a euphoric response among teachers and kids alike. A welcome diversion and break from the routine, at least for the TU.
Should we expect a few more snow days? Who knows. I would have preferred this one back in January but I am not complaining. That in like a lion thing sure seems true so far. This month involves a lot of change. March has reminded us that the weather can be pleasant, unpredictable and sadly sometimes violent and deadly. But today at least it brings a welcome respite. I am not worried about school related matters and instead will enjoy one the best things about being a teacher. So to all the teachers across the south where it doesn't snow and all the northern ones out there where snow is routine, I send my condolences. I'm off to take a nap and make some microwave popcorn.