Explaining Storm Doris to The Kids!

If you live here in the UK you will have been bombarded by the multitude of weather warnings that have accompanied the latest storm to reach our shores from across the Atlantic.

Storm Doris!

We were warned of high-speed winds, some areas hitting over 90mph (we got around 60mph in our area) and high tides, 30cm of snow in the Scottish Highlands…

And sure enough, it was a pretty blustery day!

There was wind (a lot!), rain (brief but heavy!), cloud (all day) and blue skies too!

The wind blew all day, and as per government guidelines, we have to allow for indoor as well as outdoor play in nursery unless it is unsafe outside. Today was not unsafe, but dang cold in the wind! Nevertheless, as kids are, they wanted to run around like loonies in the gales!

Who am I to stop them?

My colleague and I wrapped ourselves and the kids up, and let them go crazy, as we stood there, rooted to the spot unless a rather strong gust of wind uprooted us!

Sitting in my classroom every morning, we talk about the day and the weather. They all commented on the wind, and I mentioned that we were welcoming a guest for the day, Storm Doris.

Doris is a very old lady. It’s her birthday today. She is 1,000,000 years old! A million candles take a long time to blow out, so she will be huffing and puffing the whole day long!

Some of them asked to see her, but I said she was too far away, high up in the sky, like the Giant in Jack and the Beanstalk (our focus story this week!) but that we could still feel her blow!

So I apologise in advance to the parents of my students, who might be babbling on about Old Lady Doris, and her candles! That is what happens when my imagination comes into play at nursery!



54 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennifer
    Jun 21, 2018 @ 22:47:23

    Boy, old lady Doris could still blow all those candles out.

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  2. angelanoelauthor
    Jun 21, 2018 @ 12:10:01

    This is an absolutely excellent way to explain a storm to kids–beautiful.

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  3. thatblogwherecheriemovestogermany
    Jun 21, 2018 @ 09:25:03

    A very imaginative way to talk about the storm. Fun memories for the kids too.

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  4. asefimtiaj
    Apr 30, 2017 @ 19:58:34

    Nice story dear……
    .keep it up…🌹🌹🌹🌹

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  5. Mary P
    Apr 17, 2017 @ 05:18:20


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  6. Tooting Hustle
    Apr 11, 2017 @ 15:39:05

    Aw such a cute story! If you have time, check out my latest post at https://tootinghustle.wordpress.com/2017/04/10/is-it-mum-or-mom/ and let me know what you think! Don’t forget to comment 🙂

    Happy Blogging x

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  7. Selina Stambi
    Apr 06, 2017 @ 02:32:56

    What a delightful way to look at a miserable event! I was once an elementary school teacher too. You struck a delicious chord! Smiles xx

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    Apr 01, 2017 @ 17:18:45

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  9. Eliza Waters
    Feb 24, 2017 @ 22:54:04

    What a great idea, Ritu – you’re the teacher that they will always remember!

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  10. Judy E Martin
    Feb 24, 2017 @ 19:51:30

    It was pretty blustery here too! I love th way you turned it into a fun story for the kids! You are so creative -)

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  11. Prajakta
    Feb 24, 2017 @ 16:13:03

    You made it into a lovely story 🙂 Hope you guys are safe…

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  12. Bikramjit
    Feb 24, 2017 @ 08:31:34

    It was bad .. on way to work had uprooted trees .. chaos on motorway…

    And come home to find the bins flown away….

    Good job Doris only came for day.. 😀😀

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  13. Erika Kind
    Feb 24, 2017 @ 08:20:12

    This is such a lovely way to talk about that storm and make the kids look at it with a smile. You are an awesome teacher, sis 💖

    Liked by 1 person


  14. pranabaxom
    Feb 24, 2017 @ 02:08:30

    Ritu the story teller😉

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  15. willowdot21
    Feb 23, 2017 @ 23:28:53

    Lovely story and they believe you !! ❤

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  16. Sue Vincent
    Feb 23, 2017 @ 23:10:14

    Love it, Ritu 🙂

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  17. Ann GrubbsnCritters
    Feb 23, 2017 @ 23:09:12

    Hahaha! Lovely story, Ritu; I’ll buy it. Doris came over to say hi over here too and we wouldn’t want to get in her way!

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  18. Wafflemethis
    Feb 23, 2017 @ 23:07:51

    Love this, Sis.
    Ooh the fibs we tell to entertain children.
    I bet they loved the idea of Doris blowing out all the candles though.❤

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