I was going through pictures....because seriously I feel like I need Hoarders to come out and give me an intervention for taking photos..... I don't hoard physical things, but I am totally addicted to taking pictures. I take like 300+ photos a week! Anyways, as I was clearing out the photos from my Iphone I came across these snapshots.... Can you guess what it shows?? Any guesses??
A couple of Tuesdays ago we were busy learning -- just minding our own business...in fact we were in the middle of center time and my principal came over the intercom to say that everyone in the portables would be coming into the building because of potential bad weather....but that we should just go about our normal day. Well.... no doubt that signaled every teacher in the building to pick up their phones and check weather. Sure enough - there was a tornado about 5 miles away......
Within a few minutes tornadoes began popping up everywhere (16 official tornados that day - most in Texas' recorded history). We were all instructed to go into the halls and get into "duck and cover" position. These photos were taken nearly 1 1/2 hours later!! (Now before anyone says anything......no this is not "duck and cover") but our 5 and 6 year olds had sat in "duck and cover" for so long they were in tears. They hurt!!! Their legs were numb and they couldn't bear it any longer (poor things). So, we began rotating "duck and cover" with laying flat (still with heads covered). We didn't know what to do so we did what we had to in this awful situation. The lucky ones fell asleep or were dismissed early (we had parents swamping the office).....The unlucky ones we're stuck with us face down for the afternoon. Thankfully we all went home safely!
There were entire neighborhoods destroyed that day, but no deaths. It was amazing! Authorities say the reason there were no deaths in all those destroyed neighborhoods was because kids were at school and parents were at work...... Thank GOD!!!
It was an exhausting day!!! It was a day I will never forget!