Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Cause and Effect
Two nights ago we had horrible storms here in middle Georgia. Many people lost power, trees and parts of their roofs. I was really hoping for a storm day yesterday, but we did not lose power at school. That morning as I began my lesson on cause and effect I realized that the storms were the perfect way to illustrate it. We talked about the wind causing downed limbs, the lightning causing fires and the rain causing puddles in our yards. We even had a short lesson on weather (How's that for teaching across the curriculum?). It was one of those amazing moments in a teacher's day when the stars align and the lesson flows better than you can ever dream. At the conclusion of my lesson I was glad we did not have a day off due to storms. I smiled to myself, thanked God for the divine intervention and shook my head at the irritation that lessons like this one are never the ones we get observed on.