Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snowpocalypse 2011- Atlanta style

I am currently typing this in my jammies at my kitchen table - WHY you ask am I not at work today..

We are on day FOUR of snowpocalypse 2011 here in Atlanta. ^The picture above was taken yesterday in my neighborhood. It seems to be a little better today, but since the Atlanta area does not seem to own any plows or sand trucks, we just have to wait for it to melt - which is a little hard when the temperatures seem to be staying below freezing. I have not left my neighborhood since Sunday, but I am determined to brave the ice and make it out of my neighborhood today! The kids had a great time playing in the snow the first two days, but yesterday I started hearing "I'm bored" I'm cold" I'm sick of playing in the snow" and the best was from my daughter "I hope we have school tomorrow". After two weeks of Christmas break togetherness and now this, I think we have officially had TOO MUCH family time. Unfortunatly my husband was not part of the family togetherness, he works for a local tv station and they were on "disaster" mode this week. He left our house Sunday night and he finally got to come home last night for a while before going back into the station for his "normal" shift. The news must go on!

Next week I start my annual SNOW unit in the media center, where we read snow stories and I "make" it snow in the media center - it is ALWAYS a big hit, but this year I am wondering since the students have seen so much of the real stuff if it will be as big of a hit?

I am sad that I had all kinds of things planned for this week - week two of my Martin Luther King story time (post of that to come), research with some classes, week two of my Animoto unit with 5th grade - now I have to adjust my plans and go on. I did get to read some books and catch up on some laundry, but as my thirteen year old daughter said "I'm all done with this snow now" I have to agree

Some pictures from my snow days

Here is hoping that we get some melting going on today!!


Jim Randolph said...

Yeah, I had a friend that asked if she should worry that we might resort to cannibalism. I'm going to stand at the doorway the first day we get back to school (tomorrow? TUESDAY?!?) and just hug the kids and shout I MISSED YOU ALL SO MUCH!

Andy Plemmons said...

We ended up being out today too after thinking teachers were going in for a planning day. We'll see about tomorrow. My schedule was packed this week, and the next two weeks are pretty full as well. I have no idea how I'm going to reschedule all of these lessons. I hate the idea of turning people away because we can't find a spot in the schedule to put them in.

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Great pictures, Kathy! I cannot even imagine what a headache this lost week will be for teachers!