After a long week (Monday and Tuesday) of finishing up my portfolio, I was very grateful to wake up this morning to hear the fog horn sounding in the harbor. Rain. I love rain. I need rain. Rain calms me. Unlike most people I know who crave the sunshine, warm weather, and wearing flip flops, I would much prefer to slip into a nice rain coat, open up my umbrella, and take a stroll into town. Something about the cool air and the sound it makes soothes me.
Another thing I actually and honestly enjoy about rainy days is inside recess. I know, wild, huh? It is kind of a bummer to lose that other half an hour of my lunch period, but other things make up for it. Like the kids. Even if I’m working on something at the back of the room, I still always have an ear listening. Not an ear that is ready to reprimand, but an ear that is getting to know them better. When they are enjoying recess they are no longer being students trying to please me, the are simply being children. They are absolutely themselves for those 30 minutes, and I am thankful today that I was witness to that once again.