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Old 08-16-2019, 01:26 PM
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Ugh, Iíve been working in my classroom (which isnít air conditioned). Iím exhausted and everything hurts.

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Old 08-16-2019, 01:31 PM
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Thank goodness it isn't really hot today, but it feels as if the humidity is rising. Did you get the room ready? School starting Monday?
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:34 PM
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Oh no, we donít go back until the 27th. My classroom is still in the ďit looks like a tornado has hitĒ stage.
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I know how you feel!
Old 08-16-2019, 01:39 PM
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Teaching has got to be the only profession that requires you to move furniture, stacks of books and supplies. And in this heat! What are we? Longshoremen?
Hope you can have a nice warm soak and a glass of adult beverage after school!
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:40 PM
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I can relate!!!!!!


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Old 08-16-2019, 01:55 PM
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It's not your age, it's the heat!

Other professionals would never survive such conditions but you are. Of course an adult beverage can help!
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:04 PM
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I'm right there with you. No AC either. I am moving into a different classroom. I don't know that I ever recovered from packing up and dragging stuff home in June. Now I am having to drag it all back and figure out what stays and what more I can get rid of since I am in a much smaller classroom. Plus I keep staring at the 1,000,000 staples left in all the bulletin boards. The former occupant left old faded construction paper stapled on the bulletin boards above the chalkboard. Ugh! I am too old for this.

You had it worse GG-not just changing classrooms, but moving into a new building. I hope it is closer to your home and that the weather cools off.
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:23 PM
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Make sure you have some Gatorade to replenish your electrolytes
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Not an age thing...
Old 08-16-2019, 03:40 PM
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It really bothers me that teaching is one of the only professions where the rooms can have no AC. Of course, in my school, the administrators and office staff always had AC as did the conference rooms. The end and the beginning of the school year could be sweltering, but they always want to negotiate more days in the calendar. Go figure.

I hope you enjoy a relaxing weekend with your dogs. Moving schools/rooms is hard.
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Prisons have AC
Old 08-16-2019, 03:49 PM
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A former teacher used to say this, and she is so right! It's miserable in a hot brick building, and the kids aren't even here yet! Wait until all of those bodies are in our hot rooms!


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Old 08-16-2019, 05:12 PM
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I feel your pain! After school today, I went to the grocery store to pick up a few things. I REALLY didn't want to put the buggy back, but I did. I kept thinking how tired I was while I was pushing that EMPTY buggy. Then I realized how pathetic it seemed.
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:23 PM
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Same. (But I refuse to be old.) I went in for two hours today; it was painful so I came home and had a glass of wine with lunch out on the deck. Then it was better... I've got two days to stay on the current schedule.
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:55 AM
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Itís 2019. Itís not right that schools donít have ac. There are days my classroom is 95 degrees. Iím hoping for a cool September. It does not matter what your age is. A person of any age should not be in a classroom all day without ac. Iíd like to see politicians sit for one day without ac. The school buildings in my district are so old, they would probably blow up if they installed ac in all the rooms. My school building is almost 100 years old.
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:43 AM
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My ac wasn't working this week, but we had students. Hopefully, I didn't stink by the end of the day.

I was able to do most of the moving/hiding/packing away that I had to do in May when they had them all working. I just had to fine tune things last week - and I did it without working outside of contract hours for a change.
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