I'm trying to remember back to a first few weeks of school where we didn't have something dramatic happen. Trouble is, I can't seem to find a memory that fits that criteria.
Today was no exception.
This morning, probably about 15 minutes after the kids left homeroom and went to first period, all the power went out in The School. I was actually in the hallway on my way to the front office when it all went dark. (Fortunately, since we have first and second period planning, we didn't have any kids.) The power went off, the emergency lights went on and gave off enough light to somewhat figure out where you were going, and all was quiet.
What was weird, is that in the nine years I've been at The School, this is the first time we've had the power go out and I DIDN'T hear a large yell from the student population. Usually when the power goes out you can hear the kids yell. You'd think they'd be used to power going out considering the number of severe storms we get here, but no, every time the power went out, there was an uproar.
Except for today. There wasn't a peep - even out of the sixth grade. You'd walk by classrooms and you'd hear teachers teaching (sans all our technology) and the kids listening, and just everyone carrying on as normal.