just know that,
so was I!
I was in a miasma,
a fog of conflict,
I was addled,
I never sent out a schedule,
although one was there,
jam packed with stuff,
because I couldn't find the "on" button on the computer machine.
I went to the doctor, finally,
when the grossness of my cough sent my partner Deb fleeing to another county.
I asked the Doc if it was the FLU.
He asked, "Did it feel like a truck hit you?"
I told him it was more like an Amtrak train.
Anyway, it caused me to cancel at least two trips.
The harsh cold had a say in the decision to cancel, as well.
It is a narrow line we walk between what is spectacular winter weather,
and what is an arctic blast that could freeze dry a 2nd grader in 30 seconds.
Apologies to those of you who had made plans to join us,
and then had to endure the cancellation.
Below you will see all the re-scheduled Field outing dates.
The one trip that did survive the vortex and the Flu,
is this Friday's 6th Grade River System Tour,
9:30 - 2:30.
Volunteers meet a bit earlier by the fish tank.
The idea of this trip is for the kids to physically experience,
components of our fresh and waste water treatment systems,
and to "be" in the places where significant action and history has taken place:
the sewage treatment plant at Howard Street and McCormick where all our neighborhood waste goes;
the locks at Wilmette, the great flush valve of our metropolis and a place of beauty in its own right;
the Evanston Water Utility (my former employer),
where lake water is treated and pumped for millions of residents.
It's an information packed trip,
with too much time on the bus,
but lots of time to socialize,
The kids chart their voyage on a 3 page long trip map,
and are asked to fill the empty spaces with ideas,
If you join us,
I will equip you with said map
for your use, as well.
We have not re-scheduled the 2nd grade River walk, Room 203.
I will do that tomorrow.
Every time today I peeked my head out to get firewood,
I sighed at the beauty of the day,
the fresh snow, and blue sky.
Thanks to Ms. Peterson for doing the in-class prep work for 203...
...and 4th Grade Room 204,
whose trip to Sauganash has been re-scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15.
4th Grade Room 207 has been re-scheduled for Thursday, Feb 22.
and, 3rd Grade Room 201,
has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, February 21.
Whew! I hope this is all true and correct.
I'll check again in the morning.
and thank you all for your good wishes and tolerance,