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  1. Jem

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    My thermostat read 96 degrees today. And I found out I read my schedule wrong-we do NOT have spanish for the last hour of the day after all. So I had my kids packed up and lined up, ready to go... nowhere. We had to sit back down in the 96 degree heat, with nothing to do. I turned out the lights, told them to pull out a book, and we all tried not to breath too much, as our breath was also hot. My shirt was literally stuck to my back. And we're looking at above 100 degrees tomorrow. I can't wait.

    (David will not be joining us for our special heat wave, as he got heat stroke today, threw up, and I finally convinced the office to call his mother.)
     
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    Oh my goodness! How awful! I can't imagine trying to teach without air conditioning. Our gym isn't air conditioned and the kids come in from PE dripping with sweat. I had to let one girl lounge in my reading center so that she could get cooled down. I really feel for you.
     
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    Wow, Jem, I'm sorry that you and the students are having to endure this. We're used to triple digit weather, but all of the schools I've taught at have had A/C.
     
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    Yikes! We had a heat wave in June they actually closed school down one day and let us out early another day b/c we dont have air conditioner. I brought in ice pops b/c it was awful in the classroom.
    Hope tomorrow goes okay for you
     
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    Most schools in Coastal Northern California have no air conditioning unless the room is a newer portable.

    My class and I experimented with manipulatives and did art in a roasting hot classroom.
     
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    maybe you can get a portable ac. ?? they are all on sale this time of year around here. that is absolutely rediculous that they have you folks teaching in those conditions. As a parent I wouldn't send me child to school.
     
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    I can relate. After the tropical storm here in Fla this Tuesday was the nastiest humid day I can remember in teaching PE for 30 years. I hate Aug for PE in Fla. Its just survival for me.
     
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    That's too bad! I get hot faster than anyone. I always have. I brought a portable fan from home when I had my own classroom.
     
  10. Jem

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    I stocked up on popsickles for today. We're going to take a math pre-test after lunch, eat popsickles and then they are off to PE and I'm done. Woot!
     
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    I am so sorry! We have had problems with our air and some rooms are 86 degrees. You just go home drained! I hope it gets cooler for you. :)
     
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    I'm a hot natured person but it is freezing in our classroom. The kids complain because it is too cold (2nd grade). My teacher's response? Sorry, I'm just getting comfortable.
     
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    We maxed out today at 91 degrees. I had sweat running down my nose. And temples. And forehead and back and legs-everywhere. Yuck.

    I'm sure this will break soon. Good thing we have the three day weekend! Maybe it will be cooler on Tuesday! We did enjoy our popsickle break (after our math test-a good reward, I think ;).
     
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    I feel for you. I am so thankful that our school is air conditioned. It has been from 95 to 100 most days (except for the few days when we had some effect from the hurricane then it rained and was in the upper 80's). They just air conditioned our gym a couple of years ago and it made a great deal of difference. Now the kids don't go out there and come back soaked. I don't know how those that start school in 100 degree weather and don't have air make it. Here's sending you wishes for cooler weather.
     
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    I have a potporri pot in my room, so it smells like apple spice right now. I had parents comment after school today how great it was that the room didn't smell like stinky, sweaty kids. We may be stinky and sweaty, but we cover it well! Ha!
     
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    Jem, I know exactly what you are going through, and I am sooo sorry! We've been lucky in that the temps and humidity have been lower than normal. The rooms are still about 87 degrees, but the lower humidity levels really help. There have been years in the recent past when I have endured your current hardship. If you want a cold yummy treat that is also healty, freeze a bunch of grapes and pass them out. I gave each kid in my class one grape after recess and they tried to make them each last as long as possible. They taste better than popiscles IMO.
     
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    I have AC now, but I grew up without it. I remember how awful it was.
     
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    We had to have been over 100 yesterday afternoon. I think at next week's recess, I am giving my popsicles.
     

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