Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Storm Coming...Hail in Hawaii?

Or so they say.  They sky does look a bit funky, but they're predicting winter weather on our summits and possibly hail on our lower elevations.  That would be cool, especially if they cancel school... I am as bad as a kid.  Although, honestly, the kids at our school really like to come to school.  Don't get me wrong, it isn't school they like, they just like to be around their friends.  However, most of the kids have been saying things like, "The teachers at this school support us, not like at other schools", so maybe they like us, too.

Oh wait, I don't want them to cancel school tomorrow, actually!  I have a team of students doing a news story for PBS, and it's due tomorrow!  Nope, I need them to adjust some of the sound levels and then I need to mail it off.

I am reading one of my favorite books in the world with my first period class.  It is called Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin.  It is very long to cover in a class, but I told them if they were willing, I would jam through it, keep the talking and writing about it to a minimum while we worked through it.  These kids have had me before, so they know when I say, "I love this book!"  it turns out to be pretty good.  They are now taking the book into other classes and reading bits aloud to their friends and kids are coming to ask for this 758 page book to take home.  I love it!  I am exploding with things to talk about, but I promised I would wait until the half way point - we're all putting post-its like made and writing book journals to keep our thoughts for the mid point discussion.  It's not always you get a class like this, that's for sure.

Time to switch gears to farm and mom mode.  Time to run out to feed before it gets dark and stormy.


Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

I haven't read that one. Guess I'm going to have to research it and see if they have it on paperbackswap.com
Hail in Hawaii, huh? Wow, the sky is falling.

NancyDe said...

We actually do get snow fairly regularly on the summits of Mauna Kea and sometimes on Mauna Loa - but hail is pretty rare. My husband is hoping it will come!

WInter's Tale is a bit fanciful - but the language and the imagery just blow me away every time I read it. I am blown away that I have a class that loves it as much as I do. What a great gift.

Renee's Reality said...

We got a lot of hail today here on the Coast. And (if you can believe it) SNOW! It didn't snow much more than 30 seconds...but it was weird. Crazy weather!

NancyDe said...

We got snow, too! Up on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, but we didn't get any hail - which actually was a bit disappointing.