A Shrewdness of Apes

An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Monday, August 16, 2010

It gets earlier every year.

Show of hands: how many of you are back at school already? And if you feel like it, tell what state you are in and what the temperature currently is.

It feels like they turned down our A/C to try to make the case that a bond issue needs to be passed, since A/C is on the wish list. However, they supposedly fixed it the last time, and it sure doesn't feel cool right now. Maybe they didn't account for the hundreds of teen-aged bodies radiating at 98.6 degrees?

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At 8/16/10, 6:49 PM, OpenID kherbert said...

Teachers are back, Students come back Monday it is 77 - but we are have a thunderstorm that lowered temps.

Yesterday it was 100 with a heat index of 108. We have a heat advisory till tomorrow and it might be extended. Heat index tomorrow is predicted to be 110

 
At 8/16/10, 8:22 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

We got a "break" today in the high 80s-- but 70% humidity did NOT help matters.

 
At 8/16/10, 8:44 PM, Blogger Mrs. Chili said...

I start back the last week in August, but I"m back in the classroom now, trying to get it put together amongst the utter chaos that is the school at the moment. We thought, at the end of last term, that we were moving, so we packed everything up and stashed it. Now we're in the process of UN-stashing and UN-packing, and none of it's pretty.

It's in the low 80's here in my corner of New England, but the humidity is WICKED. I hope to the Goddess that it rains tonight...

 
At 8/16/10, 8:59 PM, Blogger Ricochet said...

Kids have been back a week - it's Georgia (outside Hotlanta) and it's been in the mid-90s (with the air conditioners working sometimes and not others).

Had 2 kids pass out at the mandatory fire drill last week - SOOOO not worth being here right now.

 
At 8/16/10, 9:25 PM, Anonymous Cynthia said...

Here in No. Ala. the students started back last Monday. It was 100 degrees with heat index ~110 all week. This week, mid 90's. Heat index ~105. Humidity range is 85-95%. Lovely.

 
At 8/16/10, 11:44 PM, Blogger Mister Teacher said...

In the heart of Texas, teachers are back, but the students come next Monday.
It was 102 when I checked this afternoon, and we generally don't even look at the heat index, because it's just too depressing.
Didn't spend too long in my classroom, because the custodians were directed to leave the A/C on all night long to prepare the school for next week, and my unit was blowing out hot air the whole time.

 
At 8/17/10, 8:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Report back in two weeks... kids come in three. It's been in the 90s here in the Portland area, but we're in for a dramatic drop to the lower 70s tomorrow. A few of us have been back in the building getting things ready, so the crunch is not so crunchy when the time comes. New superintendent... New principal... dramatic cuts... elective courses with mid-40s in numbers... more cuts coming... ugh.

 
At 8/18/10, 7:28 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

As Anonymous reminds us, there's heat, and then there's HEAT. Man.

 
At 8/20/10, 8:42 PM, Anonymous Annikki said...

I am so happy that Michigan's law keeps the kids from starting before Labor Day! I've already been back in my room trying to get things done, but officially, our first work day is still a week and a half away.

 
At 8/22/10, 3:42 PM, Blogger teachergirl said...

Here in the outskirts of Atlanta, I have had students for the past two (yes, I said TWO) weeks. And I'm getting my 29th tomorrow. Can't believe it.

 
At 8/24/10, 2:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My kids are in their second week of school. The forecast for today is 106 degrees. This is not unusual for this area. Oh..and since school has started, the town pools are closed.

And....rant continues...the kids are basically babysat for the entire month of May once the state testing is over.

 

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