Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Sound Of Cement
Who knew that I would be excited about the sound of cement?!? You may wonder how this is possible. Our school is across a narrow street from another school. The other school is in the middle of a building project, which means most days I am listening to heavy machinery hammering away at the foundation hole or moving the chunks they dig out or moving dirt or other things I don’t have time to watch as I am trying to teach. All this happens with old, squeaky machinery. I have single pane windows with flimsy frames. There are times we can’t have discussion in our room because we can’t hear one another.
In case you are feeling sorry for us, it isn’t all day as they don’t start until they youngest kids get out of school so that it doesn’t disturb their learning. The start up time coincides with the time that we have a couple of hours of solid content time in my room.
About half way through this afternoon I realized it was still quiet outside. I sauntered to the window to see if I could figure out the ‘why’. “A-ha!”, I thought. Pouring cement is wonderful (and quiet).