Wow, what a way to start the year. In the middle of Open House we had an earthquake!! I'd never experienced one before, very unsettling. The parents were wonderful about leaving the building. We continued to have Open House out in the parking lot! :) How ironic that the first story that the Fifth Grade students read is Earthquake Terror by Peg Kehert.
We still have one natural disaster to go during this beginning of the school year. All eyes are watching the path of Hurricane Irene. Very stressful way to start the year, hopefully this is the most excitement that we will have this year and the rest will be very calm peaceful.