It has been a crazy month so far and some days it seems like everything is against you. Freezing weather (hasn't been warmer than -35C since Christmas), cranky students, rush for end of term and report cards, hockey tournaments in and out of town (which means high absenteeism), and wacky internet connections. This morning at recess I found that a student had tied a rope into an empty noose and hung it in the far stairwell, probably one of the most disturbing things that I have seen in quite awhile.
Today is Friday the 13th and the school just went dark, lights and water are out, but random rooms still have power. Should have stayed in bed this morning but since I am the teacher that really isn't an option. Reminds you of that cartoon "But mom I don't want to go to school today" "I know honey, but you have to go, you are the teacher". Now we wait on maintenance to try and fix the problem. Personally if it were my choice, I would give in and let the students out to go watch the hockey tournament at the area, it is where they want to be anyway and it would make all the teachers happy on this Friday from hell.