Cabin fever after winter break (number two)!
Dare I suggest that perhaps students won't be going back in school for another week? Yes, I do believe that if another 18 or 20 inches of snow drops down on the region today and tomorrow, it is possible schools won't be able to open this week at all. With the Presidents Day holiday Monday added to the closures for snow, students will have been off for 11 straight days or exactly the same length of time they had off for the winter holiday.
Are all the teachers who read this blog wondering whether it will take students a long time to settle into the routine of school again or do you believe that they will have been cooped up inside for so long that they will be dying to get back to school?
What about students in AP classes or students preparing to take the MSAs in about a month? Have any teachers tried to be in contact with their students to give them a few extra assignments? Are you posting notes on your websites to students to ask them to work ahead or are you just hoping they will have taken this time to relax, read a good book and get in some serious shoveling and sledding time with friends?