It’s more than just the title of this post. It’s pretty much all I have to say. When I got home, hubby said, “How was your day?”
Let me give you some background before I tell you how I answered him.
People, it was windy today. Cold, sunny, and windy. Maybe, just maybe, there was a wind chill factor. I don’t know. This is California and they never talk about the wind chill factor but I know all about it because I grew up in Oklahoma and Texas (y’all!).
There was one district near here that closed today because of The Wind. It wreaked havoc on electricity and there were outages and stuff like that. I guess I understand. I just don’t understand how I didn’t have a “It’s Too Windy to Conduct School Inside the Building Day”.
What I did have was . . . do you know where I’m going with this? Do you? Can you feel it?
I had INCLEMENT WEATHER. Because of The Wind. It was sunny with good air quality and we were INSIDE. Can someone please explain this to me? I texted a friend at another school in our district to see if this was district-wide or if it was just lucky old me. Guess what? Yep. Lucky old me.
I can’t figure out what might have happened to the kids if they played in The Wind. Let’s just suppose we closed the grass area in case our po-dunk trees decided to blow over on a child. Check. Closed. That leaves our gigantic football field of a blacktop. What would blow over? The four square court? The painted lines on the basketball courts? What? WHAT?!
I had a rough day.
First Graders – 1 Mrs. Oldham – 0
So when hubby asked, “How was your day?” I think he may have been surprised by my response. I leave it up to your imagination.
I’m going to leave you with something positive.
I have teamed up with Farley and ten other bloggers for a HUGE giveaway that is uh-mazing. My actual day is tomorrow but I’ll be over on Farley’s blog so you’ll have to catch me over there. You should go check it out right now, though, to see what Farley is offering and what this whole thing is about. It’s awesome. I’m super excited about it and just typing this is making me feel a little bit better about my day. That’s what Farley does to me. 🙂
Before you go, please leave me a comment about what causes inclement weather where you live . . . and whether or not you had it today. Because of The Wind. Plus, you may remember that our blacktop also has its own weather forecast. So maybe this is just a situation at my school. I need to know. I’d rather not be alone in this. 🙂
Miss Squirrels says
Maybe they thought one of them one blow away!
One time, they said it was going to rain so much we were going to have to build an ark…it was going to be so dangerous and no one needed to be out.
So they closed school for the following day by the 5pm news……
next day….NO RAIN AT ALL…..the system had shifted and we didn't get a drop!
Reagan Tunstall says
Did you watch adventure to fitness????
Class Full of Speical Kinders says
You must be in No. CA! I am here as well and the WIND blew my kids right inside to PLAY! Oh boy… Lets just say I am glad to day is over! Hopefully our WIND is OVER too!
Hi! I'm in California too and ALSO had an inclement weather day because of the wind! No kidding!
Lorie Garcia says
I'm sorry but you don't really know and appreciate inclement until you get -45 degrees C with the wind chill. That's inclement weather folks. Needless to say no one goes to school on days like that.
Hahaha…our kids were outside for recess, but we got an email saying we may have to keep them in if it's too cold. They were out all day, but it wasn't horribly windy like in the LA area. Hope tomorrow they are back to normal! Good luck to you!
so cali here too! No inclement weather luckily- wish my district would have closed like our neighbor school district 🙂
Okay, Kristin (I promise never to spell it wrong again!)
"Blowing over the four square court" had me and the H.E. (husband equivalent) CHORTLING (I had to look that word up to make sure it meant what I thought it meant).
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO funny and yet so very sad. Sorry, girl, that's just bad luck.
Here's my best misery-loves-company story… See:
Sorry it's "voiceless" writing. But we DID get to eat all of the ice cream in the freezer!
Finding JOY in 6th Grade
Oh honey bunny, I'm trying to be sympathetic to your WIND….but I live in Minnesota and we have had weeks at a time when we can not go out because of dangerous temps and windchills!
Do love you and your blog. Your sarcasm level is right up there with mine!!!
Chilly in Minny
Klinger Cafe' says
HA if we stayed inside for the wind we'd yet to have an OUTSIDE recess day! Northern Oklahoma here, and the wind DOES come sweeping down the plain…ALWAYS! Shoot the least they could have done was given you a "blow day" hahaha sorry couldn't resist!
Hoping for an outside day for you tomorrow (and me because I can hear the wind now, and it's suppose to be bringing showers and falling temps with it).
Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) says
School was cancelled today and it is cancelled tomorrow because of wind! The winds were 102mph… I think that may have blown my kids away if we had school… 🙂
Patricia Rbar says
We had our first snow day yesterday in southwestern Michigan. We got 9 inches of heavy wet snow. It had rained a lot prior to the snow, so the ground was pretty soggy. The heavy snow pulled my apple tree completely out of the ground with the roots showing! So now it's laying on the ground beside my house. Because of the heavy snow, we had to cancel school because of many power outages.
I love reading your blog. Your humor makes me smile at the end of some long days!
I thought I had heard it all today with closures due to wind! But, it was very bad from what I saw. We never get canceled in Arizona, even when we were at 115 in August! No recess but we could stand outside at parent pickup for 20 minutes at the hottest part of the day! I wonder how we can get a closure?
We never get inclement weather days where I am in Texas! Even when we had snow and ice last year, we were the only district in an area of 100 miles to have school!
Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher
The wind blew over our way around 11:30, while we were out at snack and recess. There was one HUGE gust of wind that blew about 5 minutes before we were supposed to go back in, but it instantly caused all the kids to line up early! lol! So we listened to them and brought them in early. We Californian's can't handle this type of thing!!
Ms. Chrissy B says
I live in west Texas and we get a lot if wind… We've had wind inclement days but usually they bring the kids in if it's cold. Today we had a normal schedule, but apparently it's supposed to be super cold tomorrow so we can count on having the kids inside. But… And it's a big one… We have a gym AND a cafeteria, and lunch aides, so THEY watch the kids for us! Yay! So who cares if there's WInd or Cold or any kind of Weather tomorrow 🙂
The other day, there were 20-foot-tall waves on Lake Michigan and nobody batted an eye!!
Also, Reagan's mention of Adventure to Fitness reminds me that for the past two times that I've been sick from school, I've written Adventure to Fitness into my lesson plans and NEITHER sub has done it!!!!!!! Come on people, it is awesome!!!
Yup for us too…inclement weather schedule. Ugh, it's tough on the little ones when the need to get out and run around, however, the little buggers handled it well. Tomorrow I let them play a few extra minutes!
Miss W says
I'm from Alaska, so most of our inclement weather is from cold or ice. If it's -10 with wind chill they stay inside or if it's too icy they stay in. We RARELY have days off because of weather – if we do it's because of ice, not snow , temperature or wind. My kiddos are tough, they love their recess, and they look pretty cute trudging down the hall in all of their snow gear
✪ Miss W
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Mrs. Nunley says
That is too funny! We miss quite a few days for winter weather. However, last April, we had a tornado touch down in our county and do a LOT of damage. This was pretty unheard of, because where we live is surrounded by mountains (Virginia). It happened on a Wed. night and we were out the rest of the week. Then when we came back the next week, there were all kinds of power issues. For two weeks in a row on Wednesdays, we had no power….and we went to school. I'm sure you're thinking you got light from the window right? WRONG! Our school has large rooms that are then divided into 4 classrooms. I am one of the "lucky" ones withOUT a window. Those two days were some of the longest, weirdest days of my teaching career. The kids were SUPER, DUPER excited. It makes me tired just thinking about it!
Laura Starnes says
I am in Memphis, TN and we rarely have a winter here. Our weather men are VERY dramatic when that temp is below freezing and there is a drop of rain in the forecast. Our school systems usually follow with the dramatic and poof we are out for a day when there may be one puddle of ice on the road. The people go crazy too…it sends them into a frenzy and the value of milk, bread and eggs sky-rockets!
I do remember one year though that we had straight line winds that knocked over trees and killed the power in about 2/3's of the city. We dubbed it Hurricane Elvis day and were out of school for two days because of the power situation.
Hope the winds die down for you today. Make sure to stake down the four-square! Don't want it going anywhere!
Yep, yep, windy day schedules are a common thing for me.
I woke up Thursday to no power at home,
went to work (with power + wind), and came home to a LONG evening last night with still no power. NOT FUN!
Yearn to Learn Blog
Miss T says
Inclement weather for us would probably be a few inches of snow because we hardly ever have long lasting snow (Oregon) in the valley.
We had a few late starts last year. A few years ago they had to add on to the school year because of snow days (I ended up subbing those days too!)
And one day we did have bad wind/flooding back when I was in middle school and we got sent home.
Journey of a Substitute Teacher
Jill York says
In North Carolina, this past year we have really been dealing with the snow! If we get any before Christmas causing us to miss school, we will be going to school closer to Christmas! 🙁
Last year we had 2 hour delays (glorious sleeping in-ish kinda' time frame) because it was COLD!!!!! They said it was too cold with the….wait for it…WINDCHILL to let the kids stand out and wait for the buses. But…after about three days of 2 hour delays, no warm up in sight, and our school declaring every delay day "jeans day" they kinda' took it back and we went anyways. …it was nice while it lasted!! Sorry for your rough day but your posts always cheer me up!
2nd Grade Paradise
Sorry, no wind problems ever here in Alabama. Well, except for the "breaking wind" kind in my 6th grade classroom! 🙂
I live in Michigan. My principal thinks winter is too cold to go outside in. ever. We stay inside ALL winter. Winter in Michigan starts in Nov/Dec and goes until March/April. We don't go outside AT ALL! The kids sit in the hallway. (yes, you read that right, the hallway all winter long)and they have to be quiet so they don't disturb the other grades!
Well, here in Arkansas, inclement weather is mostly for tornados. We have to practice "assuming the position" under our desks quite often. And if there is even one flurry of snow, the whole town shuts down b/c…well, yanno…people go crazy when that happens. Lose their everlovin' minds! A California friend of mine was telling me about how the wind had caused several towns out there to lose all power. Scary! I lived there for one year, but had to come back to "God's Country!" lol.
I'm new to your blog, and love it so far. I've been doing the 1st grade thing for about 18 years, (with 3 years of kinder before that!). Nice to meet you. (And thank you for knowing how to spell "y'all" correctly!!–I guess you can take the girl outta the south, but can't take the south outta the girl! –but then, whey would you want to?) 🙂
I live in South Carolina and we have been able to get school canceled for snow/ice. It's so rare to get snow/ice that we just can't handle it. Plus, we live on the coast with tons of bridges that aren't considered safe AND our district is really big so if it's not safe for one or two schools, they cancel it for everyone! Also, earlier this year we canceled school for Hurricane Irene (when we weren't even in the "Cone of Uncertainty"…dun dun dun!). There have also been a few times where we were told not to go out because it was too cold. Hopefully your Friday was better!
Living A Wonderful Life
Well, I was going to write about how I was feeling The Wind here on the Central Coast as well, but I feel like we've been one upped by all the other states! Haha! I guess that's what we get for living in CA. I guess I'd have to think all the way back to El Nino, to compete with their stories! 🙂 But I had also changed desks the same day as The Wind and it was Dec. 1, so my kids were all kind of excited!!! 😀 Thanks for sharing!
I had a crazy week so I am just catching up on your blog. The wind does not cause us to have indoor recess except here it is usually combined with very heavy rain which does keep the kids inside. I am not sure who it was that made the decision to not have a covered play area on the Washington coast…Needless to say indoor recess is my very least favorite thing!