This week's Mr. Teacher column on education.com is all about the issues of cell phones in school. Thankfully, I don't have to deal with that too much, at least not as much as many high school and middle school teachers do. I still just can't get over the images from those videos in Dangerously Irrelevant's entry to last week's Carnival of Education.
It rained all day long today. And by rain, I mean unleashed a monsoon. Ironically, it was hot and stuffy in my classroom because the air-conditioning is not working. It was the same way yesterday. I had my windows open for a little bit, but when the windowsill started getting wet, I had to close them most of the way.
One of the other teachers who goes home via the same route that I do came in at the end of the day and told me that a nearby road on our route was flooded. So we spent about 10 minutes online trying to map out an alternate route. That task took us right past White Rock Lake, and it was a little bit scary to drive past it because it looked like it was about an inch and a half away from overflowing and flooding the road we were on. Which may very well have happened by now, since we were driving through a deluge as we passed by.
Closer to my house, there are some soccer fields and a tiny little park area on either side of the road. These areas are now under about 10 feet of water.
If it doesn't stop raining soon, I might have to rent a Skidoo to get to school tomorrow!!
I also wanted to say that since hosting last week's Carnival, I've seen a bump in traffic, and it's awesome. If you haven't already done so, I invite you all to subscribe to the Learn Me Good feed either by e-mail here, or by RSS here.