ahhhh...the heat is unbearable...

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  1. atomic

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    It's already 92 degrees in my classroom. It's 98 degrees in the hallway since they have east facing windows and act as a solar oven.

    AND ITS ONLY 10AM!!! :eek:
     
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  3. amakaye

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    Yuck!! Stay hydrated today...
     
  4. Missy99

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    Try to keep a wet cloth around your neck and move as little as possible.
     
  5. Ima Teacher

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    My old classroom got to 106 a few times. The windows overlooked the top of the gym, and the heat coming of the black tar roof was awful! The room was on the end fo the hallway, so there was no cross-ventilation. The other rooms had a room across the hall, so they would open all doors and windows to get some circulating air.

    It's certainly miserable like that. They kids were so lethargic, and we had multiple fanc going without any relief.

    Do you have the humidity, too? The kids papers used to curl due to the moisture in the air.

    Take it easy.
     
  6. gigi

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    Oh gosh I feel so sorry for you. It is warm here but the humidity left last night so it is bearable. My classroom is in the basement so it is comfy. How many more days do you have to go?
     
  7. MissAnt

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    Will they release the students early if it gets too hot? I remember in elementary we would end up having emergency half days toward the end of school.
     
  8. Upsadaisy

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    That is just ridiculous. I couldn't take it. I live in FL where we get addicted to air conditioning very quickly. I don't even want to go outside if I can't be in the pool.

    Use a mister fan and keep a frozen blue ice thing on your wrists and other pulse points.
     
  9. MsMar

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    Yuck, yuck. Do you have a full week left still? Or is this summer school?
     
  10. Teacher Chele

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    Bless your heart...drink A LOT and take care of yourself...I hope the parents are raising cane to the school system!!!!
     
  11. Peachyness

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    Wow! Did it get to that temperature often? If so, then obviously AC's need to be installed. If not, then school school probably be on some sort of minimum day schedule. Who in the world can work in that condition?
     
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    Weather advisories start coming on when it gets 98 here. I can't imagine how horrible it would be to try to teach in that kind of heat. Our air conditioners start coming on in April and May.
     
  13. hac711

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    98 in my classroom...took them to the auditorium and watched living with mammals and ate popsicles... last day wed!!!
     
  14. JustMe

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    If I were a parent of a child in a 98° classroom... :mad:
     
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    I don't know how schools do it without a/c. How do teachers teach and kids learn? :hugs:
     
  16. Blue

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    Wow, the Pacific Northwest has had no summer, or spring. It is averaging 60 degrees here. We have a day or two of 70 degree weather--send some of the heat our way.
     
  17. gwencurtis12

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    yes it's really hot now a days...just bring a bottle of water.
     
  18. terptoteacher

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    I'm with Blue!! Send it here....it was so cold here today, I had to wear my jacket and we had to turn the heat on!!!! Ridiculous!!:mad:
     
  19. bonnjer

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    Oh wow, I'll trade please. Here in central Louisiana, we have been in the mid-90's for a while now. Heat index at least 106 most days. I've almost forgotten what 70 degrees feels like.
     
  20. atomic

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    91 already...

    I hope they tie classroom temp into the calculation for merit pay.
     
  21. gigi

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    When is your last day of school?
     
  22. Aliceacc

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    AC??? In a CLASSROOM?????

    Not in most schools in this part of the country.

    It simply isn't cost effective for the number of hot days we get.
     
  23. gigi

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    The teachers here in town bring in their own personal a/c units to use. At the high school some classrooms are on the third floor. Guess it's ok with the school as there is a lot of them sticking out of the windows.
     
  24. JustMe

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    Alice, what do you suppose is the average temperature in your room?

    I agree with Peachyness...if it doesn't get this incredibly hot often thus making it wasteful to install AC, I'm surprised school isn't dismissed or there isn't some alternative...something.
     
  25. gigi

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    Perhaps the same policy as when the power goes out, or if the temperature reaches x degrees... when its triple digits having early dismissal.
     
  26. Aliceacc

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    I'm the wrong one to ask.. I'm one of those psychos who actually LIKE the heat and humidity. (Yes, wearing panythose.)

    I'm not saying it's comfortable-- especially for the guys who are wearing jacket and tie. (Yes, even in smmer school.) Just that the number of days when it's really miserable don't make it cost effective to have AC's.

    As to closing school early: in my building at least that would be a logistical nightmare. We get something like 107 busses a day onto the property from like 50 districts. Getting them all to come back would be difficult to say the least. And then you run the risk of having an 11 year old locked out of his house without supervision.

    For those few brutal days, we just suck it up and wait for the end of the day.
     
  27. JustMe

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    Wow! Okay, what do you feel you've done wrong in your life to suffer in the heat and humidity in pantyhose and pretend to like it? :lol:

    Seriously, those especially hot days must be so miserable for boys in jackets...and ties just to amp up the suffocation factor! I'm glad those days are not common for you all. And, yeah, I suppose dismissing early would be impossible (fifty districts--yikes!).
     
  28. Aliceacc

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    Seriously-- I whine about the cold from October 1st until Easter. BUT I LIKE the heat! Remember me??? The one who went to Disney World two AUGUSTS in a row????

    The kids can take their blazers off.

    But the male faculty-- and any women wearing pants-- keep theirs on.

    The faculty lounge, the cafeteria, and the offices are airconditioned.

    (And keep in mind: EVERYONE in administration also teaches. So it's not like they're hiding in those air conditioned offices all day.)
     
  29. gigi

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    To quote the wicked witch in the Wizard of Oz "I'm melting..."
    that would be me, I don't handle the heat well.
     
  30. MrsC

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    Three and a half hours with over 500 students from grades 1-8 in the gym watching a school-wide talent show--I can't even imagine what the temperature was in there by the time we left!
     
  31. annalena

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    I wish I had those problems.. living in Germany without a real summer...at least this year... it's 70 today and that's already WARM! :)
     
  32. INteacher

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    annalena - my dad was stationed in Germany while I was in high school and remember laying out at the schwimmbad thinking it was a heat wave at 70 :)

    We are melting too - it 95 with a heat index of 106. This is like August weather.
     
  33. atomic

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    just hit 97...in the room!!!

    ...one more day...
     
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    I feel you atomic! Yesterday I was DRIPPING. (literally) So glad it was the last day of school. Unfortunately packing up my room at the end of the day was torture.

    We were told that if it did reach a certain temperature it would be a minimum day, but that never happened. (I'm in NJ too)

    I wish we had a better system to regulate the temperature in the classroom though because I would say that at least 80% of the days it was over 80 degrees in my classroom either due to weather or our horrible heaters that were on all the time (even when they were off).
     
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    One of the things I am SO EXCITED about for next year is having my own thermostat in my room that I'm allowed to control! I just hope it works!

    Last year, I was constantly having to call down to the office and BEG for the a/c to be turned on. You cannot have a non-working a/c unit in a school in Texas. It doesn't cool off till October and starts getting hot again in March. I know I came in to work looking rough some days because I knew I'd just be sweaty in an hour anyway.
     
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    Hang in there atomic!
     
  37. atomic

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    One of my colleagues didn't drink enough water. He suffered from the "dehydration." (as Adam Sandler would say)

    Two bags of fluids at the ER and he's feeling much better now.
     
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    That is scary. Hope you can pack up quickly and get out of there!
     

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