The snow continues to melt at Mason Rice Elementary. (Of course, to be entirely accurate it continues to melt all across New England; but I intend to write about the effect of its melting on the students at Mason Rice.) There are veritable rivers* running down from the fields and across the area where the climbing structure is located, and many of the small children had a wonderful time today damming and diverting those rivers. Some of them even did so without soaking themselves to the skin. So excited were they that one boy (not from my class) was driven to breathlessly exclaim to a classmate, 'this should be on tv! This should be on the news!' Now, it's easy to make fun, but really, I see his point.

*veritable rivers of water, for the folks who have read The Last Samurai