Thursday, March 5, 2020

Rain, Rain Go Away


I am pretty tired of the rain.  I know that I should be grateful for what brings rain.....the flowers, the food, the water to drink, but I am tired of it. The constant cloudiness, the chill, and everything being wet ALL THE TIME.  I am tired of wiping dirty dog paws and washing endless clay soaked towels. I am tired of my wet shoes and wearing my super cute purple raincoat.  I am just so over the constant drizzle and the torrential downpours. Rain, Rain, Rain...

See, where I live we have experienced an immense amount of rain. Like 218% more than normal...that is an actual figure, I looked it up.  We have had approximately 21 inches of rain in 2020.  I mean in February there were only 10 days that it did not rain.  That is a lot of rain!  January saw rain for 16 days, and so far in March, it has rained every day.  You heard that right, every day this week has been rainy.  Sometimes it is that nagging drizzle, sometimes it is the torrential downpour and sometimes like the middle of last night it is thunder and lightning. Rain, Rain, Rain...

Rainy days and elementary school are two things that don't mix well. This is probably one of the biggest reasons I am over the rain.  We have had indoor recess for three days this week.  Tuesday we had a brief respite from the 1 O'Clock rain and made a dash for the outdoors.  Muddy shoes and all, we went for the freedom of the playground.  That was a good day!  The remainder of the days this week, we have had indoor recess.  Lots of good playing, creating and enjoying our chickens but indoor recess is not the same as getting a chance to breathe fresh air and run around.  Let me tell you, ten-year-old boys need to let off some steam!  Rain, Rain, Rain....

The forecast for tomorrow calls for sunshine and cool temperatures.  That sounds a little bit like heaven to me and to my 28 fourth graders.  We will enjoy it while we can because next week's forecast calls for..... you guessed it rain! Rain, Rain, Rain.....

4 comments:

  1. My Scholars almost never want to go outside. They'd rather have indoor recess. But, I can imagine the frustration of being forced to stay inside. They need to go out run around. Hopefully clear skies will make their way to you and stay around for awhile real soon.

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  2. Yes, ES recess is not the same with rain. Lots of brain breaks and Go Noodle.

    Good luck.

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  3. You have certainly had your share of dreary rainy weather. You are due for some sunshiny days. We have had fluctuating weather here between warm rainy days and colder dry days

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  4. Hello, Oregon would like her weather back! But not until I came back from Outdoor school next week. Our snowpack was only 25% normal at the beginning of the year. It's been wetter lately, but we aren't back to 100% yet, and I kind of miss the rain.

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