Today, is the first day back after Hurricane Ike. I am not sure who is showing more stress, the teachers or the students. As a technology specialist, I am able to go into classrooms and the lab and hear bits and pieces of the conversations. I bet both groups will sleep well tonight.
The classes are very much like the very first day of school in August. In our district, we had 39 of our 40 schools damaged in some way. Some have had water in them, all have had no electricity for at least a week and some lost parts of their roofs, all of the intermediate schools have lost their gym floors! But the good thing is that todayat my elementary campus that the majority of the classes used Discovery Streaming in their teaching today. I was glad that they had that resource to use!!
At the Alternative school, school began too. The students were actually glad to be back. The counselors were of course very busy. The science teachers were able to pull in videos that went along with the discussions.
I am really glad that we have such a good resource to use.