Sonofa ... DISD Says No School Friday

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I brought the boy into the office today. We had no choice -- even he was getting cabin fever, and better Unfair Park HQ than another day staring down his LEGOs. But now this from 3700 Ross:
Breaking news: Dallas ISD schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. Administrative offices will be open tomorrow, but on a delayed basis.
On the Facebook, the reception has been mixed, from "Am so glad you guys are putting the kids safety first" to "im sad." Pretty sure that last one's a parent. Or a straight-A student.

Update: Anyone else see the latest National Weather Service forecast? I see the snow chances have gone up for tonight and Friday, when the forecast high's dropped down to 28. And what happened to the 50s initially forecast for the weekend? Sunday's now ... 46?

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Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

At least it'll be a real snow day. Most impressive.

Phil
Phil

I seem to remember an early 64 degree projection... har.

Mike
Mike

What freaking pussies. I was all over town today no big deal. Let's all hide under the covers and cry... waah wahh it's cold. It might snow. God...

chad
chad

My one year old had to come home from daycare Monday afternoon with a fever. My wife is a DISD teacher and my corporate policy says if FWISD is closed the office is closed so we've been home with him while he's sick. Nice coincidence but man it sucks being trapped inside for so long. Heh he keeps grabbing us by the hand and walking us over to the front door but we have to just tell him "sorry man, it's too cold to go outside". We've all been going crazy being stuck in-doors.

G_David
G_David

First it was the mid-50's. Now 46. My fondest wish as of this exact moment is that the actual temperature never gets above 30 on Sunday, so all those morons that paid $800 to stand with 3 of their equally unintelligent friends outside Jerry World and watch it on TV in the parking lot can't stop thinking "what the F are we doing?".

DISD Teacher
DISD Teacher

Again: can't believe this care and concern emanating from 3700 Ross Ave doesn't have something to do with Superbowl media being in town...

As for your cabin-fevered kids, I spend over 180 days a year with them. And I love it; I am so lucky. I cry for a week every year when school gets out over the loss of those kids!

Here's a tip: kids love to beat the timer. Give them a 100-piece puzzle and set the timer. That'll buy you an hour of quiet. Tell them to clean their room and set the timer. Tell them to write all their multiplication tables through the 12s and set the timer. Put them on the internet and tell them to compare and contrast the Bohr model and the Thompson model of atoms. Set the timer.

heyheymama
heyheymama

Why are these kids inside all day? Go outside and make friends. Come inside, clean your room.

My 9-yr-old has been out since 7 a.m. everyday with the neighborhood crowd. They made sleds when it was icy. They found the piles of stuff headed for bulk trash and made who-knows-what. Then two of them had the idea that they could earn some dough removing ice from neighbors walkways - that kept them busy for awhile. This morning, it's all about building with snow.

rachum
rachum

Next time this happens, you can come spend some time with my 3. Basically they are very difficult to be around; even their teachers concur. My youngest child's pre-k teacher is on her 3rd helping, and has just short of begged me to stop having children. I have tried the timer thing a time or two: they just brought me the innards of the timer within 3 minutes. "Look Mommy, there is a bell and a spring in it."

DISD Teacher
DISD Teacher

Bright children are very hard on adults.There's a reason TAG is under the Special Ed umbrella--most of us aren't qualified to help them.

Tell them to put the timer back together. Give them 2 electronics to take apart and have them compare and contrast them. Think: Create a ______________. (words like "newspaper" would go in the blank).

I also keep a combination lock on hand for the super-smart. Sans the combination, of course. Has never failed.

If all else fails and they're 10 or under, put them in the bathtub. It's weird how kids love baths.

And that's all I've got. I am a DISD teacher, which means I have been battle-tested, but even I have my limits...

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

But I've done all that ...

Tomorrow, a Bergman marathon.

DISD Teacher
DISD Teacher

Show him the Thin Man series and ask him to write the recipe (formula) that each of the movies is following.You're good for several hours on that one.

I'd say to show him Inception and then have him write the next scene, but the language might be a bit harsh--I can't remember. X-Files is also good for smart kids; they love that series. The creepier, grosser the better...

LaceyB
LaceyB

Dude, you're an awesome teacher! Specially that timer trick. I'm gonna use that one when I sub.

But, no "Inception". Terrible! Thin Man--Awesome. Just like X-files.

Hope we cross paths someday, so that I can bow down. For real.

NewsDog
NewsDog

The last time I remember getting this many snow days off was like '73 or '74. I had a real sled from when I lived in VT and all the other kids we trying to use cardboard and trashcan lids. I still have that sled but it's currently buried in a friends shed.

Steve
Steve

46 is still above freezing, so i'll take it.

LaceyB
LaceyB

This is just ridiculous. There is some political motivation behind this, or Hiney wants "YOU" to spend more time with your children. Which, actually, is kinda funny, since you clearly get on each other's nerves, (and by "YOU", I am referring to "all parents") more than love one another.

How many more were "YOU" thinking of having?

houseguest
houseguest

And the local liquor stores are dancing in the streets. This is costing me a fortune!

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Sweet fancy Moses, you just reminded me of a stop I need to make on the way home. Much obliged.

LaceyB
LaceyB

See, the "Lost Weekend" turns into the "Lost Lonnngggg Weekend", 'cept, hopefully without the fall down the stairs.

El Rey
El Rey

No fall down the stairs... But I did manage to fall and slide towards our local pond. Thankfully, some big rocks stopped my slide.Now, back to the bottle!

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