Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Spring Training?

Spring Training?

I'm not even gonna pretend that I snapped this shot recently. No, acquired this pretty pink-ish specimen long about November or so, before the weather really turned cold. And snowy. Don't forget the snow!

My cherubs have been super-spazzy since returning from their snow-bound hiatus. We were out 8 days straight & it's certainly more than one Scribe can handle to get them thinking in "school" mode again.

We've been off so many days this school year that the School Board is fixin' to take drastic measures. Our superintendent has proposed adding 30 minutes to the school day between mid-March and June. The idea is to look like we care about educating those kiddos, even though at the high school level ~ where I'm parked ~ it will mean adding 6 whole minutes to each class each day, plus lunch. A tad like spitting into the wind, don'tcha think?

Not sure if Julie & Johnny can cram much more English into their little brains in the extra time they'll be allotted. I do know, however, that my journalistas will have a few precious seconds more to make a bagel or burrito run during lunch.

What do today's impatiens have to do with School Board Policy? Not mucho. Just posted them to remind us all that, try as we might, Old Man Winter will defeat us, every time.

31 comments:

{ Persis Shah } said...

loving the pretty picture! wishing you a lovely day.

~persis
http://onestylemile.blogspot.com/

Alicia said...

oh man, that picture makes me long for spring! and thankfully the weather here hasn't been too bad...

cat said...

And here we are, still in summer, but the winter clothes are filling the shops.

Mrsblogalot said...

You're an excellent SITS buddy!!!!

I see snow outside my window...again!

BLOGitse said...

If you have to do extra hours, are you paid of those hours?
Just curious...

BLOGitse

JenJen said...

I lived for snow days! It's not right to "punish" people because of the weather! No way!

singedwingangel said...

Oh our school does the add time to the day thing too. Which is ridiculous when you get to the Jr. High and High school level.. woohoo 6 more minutes to watch the clock lol

knit1kids4 said...

Wow... 6 extra minutes... Don't think they are thinking that one out, are they?

Tara R. said...

Impatiens are the perfect flowers for this lovely winter season. Good luck with your extra 30 mins. a day.

Paloma said...

Sorry I haven't been able to comment as much lately! My little girl has been keeping me really busy, you know, house, husband, daughter and gym...But I am always around to read your blog ;)

Paloma.

Raymonde said...

Hi, thank you for the visit. I am returning the favour. Like your photo, I am going in garden centres at the moment to get an injection of Spring. Come and visit I sometimes write interesting things!!!
Have a beautiful day!!! xxx

faerwillow said...

~maybe the picture should come with you to work and act a reminder of "patience" that may be needed in those extra minutes that now lay upon you...good luck and brightest blessings~

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

What an extremely baeutiful photo, Melissa!
Have a great day!!
Betty xx

Tracy P. said...

I'm always impatient for my impatiens!

Amy said...

Didn't they extend the school day back in '96? I seem to remember that being a big fight.

Yankee Girl said...

Old man winter can suck it.

I am so sick of the snow!

Caution Flag said...

A long time ago, when I was in 9th grade, our school day was extended 45 minutes to make-up for the snow days. I didn't get any better at math nor did I come to value my teachers, classmates, or textbooks more. I suppose the policy looked great on paper - to those who had no need to be in a classroom.

Andrea said...

Spring can't get here quickly enough! We are expecting snow today in SE Texas! Crazy!

Sarah said...

hang in there. i changed my background at the first sign of spring. yours won't be too far either.

The Blonde Duck said...

Where do I put in my order for the burrito run?

Susie said...

That idea does sound like trying to catch up more than educate!

Heidi said...

That's so lame...30 extra minutes every day? Especially at the high school level. LOL.

Although, I suppose in elementary school, we could always stay outside longer for those science. ;)

Karen said...

Snow, now a foreign thing to me.
Living here in South Texas I don't even remember what snow looks like. Winter? What's winter in sometimes 75 degree weather here.

Sucks for those kids I know I would have been devastated to have to stay incarcerated another extra 30 min ;)

Thanks for the visit.
-Karen

Quasi Serendipita said...

I noticed the first crocus in my garden this weekend despite the weather - hopefully spring will come soon!

quilly said...

Impatient for Spring, are you? It has already arrived in the Pacific Northwest -- but right this second I am sitting in the Queen's Suite at the John Carver Inn in Carver, Mass. IT is cold and wet and gray here. No snow though.

The Target card arrived in Monday's mail. We picked it u before leaving town and it is in my purse.

Eva Gallant said...

Thanks for visiting my blog on my SITS day!

Natasha said...

I wish I could send you some sunshine and you could send me some snow...I am so sick of summer!

Thanks for visiting-great to "meet" you!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Kristin said...

No snow here and my lil' dude is UBER spazzy. What up with that?

Traci said...

So funny how different our experiences can be. Yesterday we got snow in Austin -- about two inches which sounds like nothing to you but was HUGE news in our little part of the world. And we loved it!

So sorry about being all stuffed inside -- that's us about mid-August. It is so hot and SOOOO sweaty that all we want to do is lie around in AC.

Wish you could send me a little bit of your white stuff!
:-)
Traci

Tiffany said...

Awww - see my heart was pounding, I thought for sure you had taken that picture recently! i thought it was a sign! :)

Aleta said...

My cousin in Maryland is a secty for an elementary school. She mentioned the longer hours or shorter summer schedule. She doesn't mind have off for the snow storms, but she doesn't want to lose her summer break either.

In New Orleans there are a number of days "built in" for some of the schools for hurricane season. If they do have to evac. (Katrina) for a duration of time, the school board reduces the Christmas break. Strange how Mother Nature makes her own time schedule. :)

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin