Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A Heated Situation

What an interesting day it has turned out to be! At the beginning of sixth period the head secretary came on the announcements and told us that several people have complained about the smell of smoke and was afraid there was a fire. She told us that this was just the workers on the roof and we have nothing to worry about. I didn't smell anything in my room so I didn't worry about it much. Just as I was finishing my lesson, (about 1:40ish,) the VP came told us that we were evacuating the building. He said that he didn't know how long we would be out there but to plan on moving forward with the discussions we were having in class, (Yeah Right ... ). I told my kids to bring their stuff and we headed outside. As we walked outside we heard all of the fire trucks approaching our school. After making sure that my class was all out safely, I gathered my class in a circle, told them their assignment for the night and suggested that they start working on it. Many of them did and I could answer their questions while sitting out on the lawn. We ended up out there until about five minutes before school was to dismiss for the day, (2:45). I am not entirely sure what happened, but as you were walking out of the main doors on the west side of the school you could smell fire. I don't know if flames actually existed ... but it was kind of scary. Just the thought of losing our school to a fire ... I can't imagine. LUCKILY everything is okay and we will return to school tomorrow.

When I talked to Joe later that night he asked how my day went and what could I say? ... by the way dear ... there was a fire at our school today! CrAzY!!

6 comments:

Shauna said...

I am so glad everyone is safe and that the school it okay!

Lynsey said...

Sometimes it is nice to be at the back of the building. I can't imagine where all 1500 students would go if SoJo burned down. Glad it wasn't worse!

brandi said...

Crazy! And I enjoyed the "just carry on with your lesson" idea... ha! Oh I need to get my warmer thing from you still right?

Jeni said...

What an event! There's not a fire, but there's a fire...hmmm. Glad it wasn't worse and that you can continue teaching! Hugs.

stephanie stohel said...

i bet every single one of your students want the school to burn down! ha ha

Sarah Elizabeth said...

That is nuts! I swear weird stuff is always happening at school. I'm surprised that we haven't had anything nutty this year yet...just waiting for things to fall apart.