Hey guys and dolls, how's it going?
Yesterday I posted about the 100th day of school.
Today I'm here to tell you what happened on the 101st day!!
It started out like every other. The news forecasted snow for the southern part of the state.
They said that Birmingham and surrounding areas would only get a dusting.
Let me tell you, Alabama rarely gets snow. Sometimes we can go years without it!
As I got in my car Tuesday morning, I thought about all of
the things that I needed to get accomplished during the school day.
I was in the middle of my small group for reading,
when the assistant principal came over the intercom
at about 9:40, saying that we were going to be dismissed at 10:30.
As the announcement ends, you can hear screams of joy from
all of the kiddos in the building.
So, of course, I go to the window, and sure enough, it's snowing.
So, we clean up centers, and it's pack-up time.
Now, I have duty this day, so as soon as they begin dismissal,
I walk outside to help the car riders.
Chaos has already begun to ensue.
Unbeknownst to us, the roads have already started to ice over,
and you see parents walking in droves to the school.
When they arrive, they tell us that they couldn't get their cars over the hills.
After trying to dismiss for 2 hours, we realize that we need to get a lunch plan together.
Just to give you an idea, about 2 and a half hours after dismissal,
this is how many students and adults we still had there.
After about 3 and a half hours, I figured things were under control,
so I had the bright idea to try and make it home!
Yep, I got down the street and this is what I saw!
The streets were straight ice!
I realized that I wouldn't be able to make it.
So, I parked my car on the side of the street, and with some
co-workers who couldn't make it either,
we hoofed it back to school.
Once again, we had to get food plans together.
I just have to take a moment and give a huge
shout-out to our cafeteria manager, Mrs. Martha.
The rest of her staff had left, and she was the only one there.
She did it all, and deserves a medal.
For dinner the kiddos had pizza, and the teachers had
chicken and veggies.
This is the other end of the street.
Nope, not getting out this way either!!
So after playing some games, and watching a movie, it was time to bunker down.
Woke up the next morning, walked to the lunchroom for some awesome breakfast,
and had a pretty great view.
Once the sun came up, we took the kiddos out to collect some snow in a bag.
I'm proud to say, that though the going was a little rough...