Yesterday we had an incredible electric storm right as the bell should have been going for dinner. Thankfully the kids were all safe in either the dorm or upper school, because there were deafening peals of thunder and trees around the playground being struck! I was standing outside my classroom (on the covered porch that runs around the upper school) watching the storm when one particularly powerful strike hit. I could hear the wires over my head crackle all the way down to the bulbs at the ends of the hall and then POP. Ceili had been beside me in the hall, but after that crash she dashed into my classroom only to be callously evicted by me. She knows that she is not allowed in buildings, and ever since I found out that she had been locked in the library all Friday afternoon during half-term since she had sneaked into the junior section for a nap on the rug, I haven't been very sympathetic.
Half-term was a great success --we had great weather and safety for all. Some visitors from Chit also came up which was nice. Now it's back to face the last three weeks of school--we're in the home stretch!
Beth and I are preparing to enjoy St. Patrick's day. Any excuse to do something fun with the kids! I think I might get some green cookies made for my class tomorrow...
Well, I had better go--7am supper comes far too early around here!