Monday, December 5, 2011

Snow Day!

Today marks the first snow day of the year. Albuquerque public schools covers a large area, so even though our part of town barely received a dusting, other parts received several inches of snow. The two-hour delay at 5:30 gave way to a cancellation at 7. I, for one, am relieved because we spent yesterday skiing in 3 feet of powder at Wolf Creek in Colorado. Walking is presenting itself as a challenge and I can't imagine trying to wrangle middle schoolers in my somewhat feeble state.

So what is a teacher to do on a snow day?
  • Get caught up on grading
  • Plan, plan plan for curriculum needs
  • And...cook!!
In the slow cooker there is this borscht for dinner. I haven't tried this recipe before, but it looked promising, what with the combination of beets, potatoes, carrots, cabbage and a healthy amount of cloves.  I'm also hoping to get a loaf of crusty bread started as well as some sort of savory and sweet baked good. With all of that time in the kitchen, I hope I can get to the mountain of grading that also needs to be done.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Ah yes...a mountain of grading. I can identify with that:)