Friday, August 24, 2012

Hurricane Day


We just had our first day of school on Tuesday but we are already staying home for our first "Hurricane Day." Tropical storm Isaac is giving us a lot of rain but we are far enough up in the mountains that we are not in any real danger. The government wants to be fair so if it cancels classes for one area it cancels classes across the whole country. Can you imagine if schools in all of Canada closed every time there was a snowstorm somewhere? Of course, the Dominican Republic is a much smaller country. It could probably fit into Canada 200 times!

Children usually walk or are driven to school on motorcycles so it is harder for them to get there if it is raining hard. Dominicans also think that they will get sick if they go out in the rain so prefer to stay inside. We are enjoying a relaxing day indoors too. It wouldn't be complete without a fort!

We may have to add some homeschool and baking too. What do you like to do on a rainy day? We can always use more ideas during hurricane season!

Have a great day!

Marcie Cooper

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