I worked a whole day today.
THE WHOLE DAY.
It was good. We were all a little sleepy.
And no one mentioned the H word. (Halloween)
We did have a little bit of excitement when we had an out-of-the-blue lock down.
I guess it’s always out-of-the-blue because you never know when some lunatic is going to go crazy. Luckily, we all know when one of our teachers might go off the deep end . . . say, around parent conference time, or report card time, or progress report time, or Halloween on a Wednesday, just to name a few . . . but I’m talking about the general public lunatics. You can never be too careful, you know.
My class was in the Computer Lab and my kids all had their head phones on, and I was diligently doing something worthwhile and not checking my email or TpT stats, that’s for sure, when the announcement was made.
There wasn’t a code or anything.
We have talked about a code before. Something along the lines of “It’s time to take out the trash because it stinks now.” Or “A red canary sings to the bluebird over on the bush.” We’ve thought of so many that I think the actual emergency just warranted a “Batten Down the Hatches” panicked announcement.
My kids had no clue. None. Turns out headphones have multiple purposes.
I went to the door to make sure it was locked.
So I asked the computer lab aide if she could lock it.
She didn’t have a key. As a matter of fact, she doesn’t even possess a key because she is a part time aide, and so the door is always open for her.
Well, I felt a little vulnerable, what with it being an ACTUAL LOCK DOWN, and our door was unlocked.
But I warmed up with my Tae-bo moves and practiced a few on the aide. It didn’t matter that it’s been a few (a million) years since I faithfully did my Tae-bo tapes. I’ve still got it.
Five minutes later, the trash had been taken out, the birds were no longer singing, and we were good to go.
I still don’t know what the issue was, but I’m thankful for it because instead of a 30 minute time period
to read blogs for my kids to learn and practice valuable computer skills, we had more of a 45 minute time period.
Yeah, buddy! 🙂
Here I am.