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Old 09-14-2020, 06:55 AM
 
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It would be unprofessional to bring a blanket to school right? It's 65 degrees in my room and I already have a jacket on. I'm thinking the next logical step is obviously a blanket.


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Our students are not allowed to bring a blanket - but it's cheaper than a space heater!
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Old 09-14-2020, 07:16 AM
 
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Funnily enough...I brought a blanket it last friday It's very hot where I live but the school building is always freezing. I figured that I don't have any kids with me in the classroom, and all they see if my upper half anyways, I might as well bring in a blanket.

I love it. Keeps my legs warm when I'm teaching and makes it more comfortable to sit at a computer for hours.
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If you don't want to go the blanket route...
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If you don't want to go the blanket route, there is always the old standby of dressing in layers.

I prefer layering because a layer can always be removed until comfortable. (Zippered and buttoned layers work better for easy removal.)

My method does not, however, account for cold feet.
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Do what you gotta do
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Youíd get in far less trouble with a blanket than a space heater - teach students life skills / self-care of blanket


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Old 09-14-2020, 11:21 AM
 
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That sounds so awful. I always wore flannel lined leggings under my clothing for winter months. I hope you can get home and warm up very soon.
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Try this ;-)
Old 09-14-2020, 11:33 AM
 
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When we were teaching remotely, I had a blanket at my desk. My classroom is nearly 100 years old, timber,not well maintained and has 14 foot ceilings. It is impossible to heat - the heat just goes straight up and out the gaps in the old timbers. With a class in there and moving around, it's tolerable, but on my own and sitting at my desk all the time? Unbearable.
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Old 09-14-2020, 01:35 PM
 
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I like these for early morning potty runs with the puppy and while working in my classroom after everyoneís gone. If I didnít have kids with me during the day, I would use it then too.

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Old 09-14-2020, 05:11 PM
 
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I never did blankets but I did wear very large shrugs and scarves I could wear around my shoulders or waist. Same difference but no one ever said a word about it.


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Old 09-14-2020, 05:48 PM
 
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I was thinking of the Snuggie as well!

Maybe not a blanket but hat, slippers and mittens.
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Old 09-14-2020, 05:56 PM
 
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If you are distance learning but teaching from your classroom I see no issues with bringing a blanket! Be comfortable. Kick you shoes off and put on some warm cuddly slippers and teach away. Now, if you have students in school a blanket we would not be something I would recommend. However a small lap size blanket or even a fuzzy towel you can throw over your legs and leave on your chair might be just enough to make you comfortable without being to homey.
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Old 09-14-2020, 06:03 PM
 
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I took a snuggie to work. The heat wasn't working properly by my desk and even with a space heater it was freezing. I hate winter coats, and mine didn't cover my legs anyway, so much snuggie it was because I could still use my arms.
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Old 09-14-2020, 06:49 PM
 
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wait...what's wrong with a space heater? (might depend on your idea of what space heaters look like)

i used to have one in my room for cold weekend trips. our sped teacher had the same one in her room! (not sure if she used it during school days or not)

GG--are you virtual or in-person. i guess if in-person not a good idea to push air around....if in person, maybe a real thick cozy sweater (made out of blanket materal)
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Old 09-14-2020, 07:59 PM
 
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65? Iím still sweaty when itís 65, especially when Iím wearing a mask! I have fans blowing, windows open, and I tell my kids to bring sweaters!
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Old 09-15-2020, 03:07 AM
 
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65? I’m still sweaty when it’s 65, especially when I’m wearing a mask! I have fans blowing, windows open, and I tell my kids to bring sweaters
Haha! Me too! We have been told to keep our windows open and run a fan to bring in fresh air. We have had morning lows in the 40's. We are all wearing sweaters and I can't imagine what we are going to do in a few months when temps are below freezing all day long.
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Old 09-15-2020, 01:44 PM
 
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The librarian at my school keeps a cute fleece throw at her desk. She throws it over her lap when she is cold and sitting at her desk. No one has complained yet.
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Old 09-15-2020, 04:00 PM
 
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I hate to be cold, so I'd totally have a blanket in there - and the kids would be allowed one to put across their laps as well.

It blows my mind that schools complain about cutting corners yet they spend a fortune on freezing a.c. when it's so uncomfortable (well, for most people! ).

Something else that helps me is to have a pillow or cushion to sit on - when my bottom gets cold, it makes my whole body cold!
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Old 09-15-2020, 09:24 PM
 
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I was totally thinking a snuggie! Or maybe you need to start wearing one of those really big kilts that can be used as blankets as well?
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Old 09-16-2020, 04:21 AM
 
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I think uncomfortable working environments are unprofessional. The schools in my district are old and crumbling. We don't have heat and this is Michigan. I have worn a fleece blanket, gloves and ear muffs in my classroom in winter. If anyone ever complained, I'd say then fix the furnace.
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I can't imagine no heat in Michigan!
Old 09-16-2020, 02:56 PM
 
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That is crazy!
I get cold easily too, so I learned to wear layers.
In the winter, my 1st layer is Under Armor.
During not such cold times, I would wear a fleece vest over a sweater, over a shirt or 2.
Then if it got warmer, I could easily whip one or 2 off.
Layers really help!
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