For having 2 rainy days in a row, the students have been on pretty good behavior. I wasn’t expecting rain today, and since it was Tuesday, I had to make a quick dash to Rubio’s to get lunch. Kelly went with me, she drove, and we made pretty good time. Jiji at the end of the day was nice.
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They say it’s going to rain. It looks like it’s going to rain. Weatherchannel.com says it’s going to rain, but not until around 2:00. Hopefully the administration is aware of that. They have a tendency to call a rainy day schedule if it looks like it’s going to rain. So we’ll see.
A half hour before recess, the office makes an all-call, telling the teachers and students that we will be going on rainy day schedule for recess AND lunch? Mind you, no rain has fallen yet. I understand that if they are going to make the call, they have to do it before primary recess. But to make that call for lunch, before any rain has fallen at recess time, is way to cautious.
Rainy day schedule means the kids eat their lunches in the classroom. They spend their recess time in the classroom. The only time they get to leave the classroom is to use the restroom. By the end of the day the room stinks like food, and the kids are so antsy they drive the teachers crazy. It also means the teachers only get a half hour lunch, instead of a 45 minute lunch. So to tell the teachers before recess that lunch will be eaten inside just kills their spirit.
And sure enough, even by the end of the day, still no rain.
We finally got some rain today. Rain always makes the day interesting at school. The early kids go up to the library to hang out, instead of waiting in front of school (and getting wet). A little after 8 (when teachers are supposed to be at school) the students are supposed to go to their room – which means us teachers have to be in their room. The kids are always excited when they come in early. I guess it’s because they know they get free time in the room.
Then there’s recess. It usually comes a bit later than usual, and the kids know they will get to spend the time in the room. Again, more free time. They love it. The room is usually a bit of a mess when I get back, and the kids are usually a bit on the hyper side as well. I don’t seem to get as much done during recess when it’s rainy day schedule. I’m not sure why.
At lunch the kids really love rainy day schedule. They get to eat in the class room (despite the fact that the lunch tables are covered). Most teachers try to put on a video during lunch, but I usually just let me students have free time. If I thought about it earlier, I guess I could have a movie ready. But I seldom think that far ahead.
Lunch is a half hour on rainy days, instead of the usual 45 minutes. And when I come back to the class, the room usually smells of food – usually smells like ketchup and cheese. I’m not happy with the smell of the room after lunch, but it usually goes away by the next morning. Believe it or not, they asked us not to spray air freshener in our classrooms, in case someone is alergic to the scents. What ever.