Monday, June 9, 2008

Hot, Hot, Hot!

Well as many of you probably heard we are in the middle of a heat wave. It was 98 degrees here in CT today. Now I know that you are saying "gee Virginia weren't you born in Arizona", and yes that may be true, but now I am one girl who is having a hard time living without an A/C. First in my car. Second at the school I work at.

When I woke up this morning I jumped in the shower and began my morning rituals. Including watching the Today show. Well to my surprise way down at the bottom their was a "bottom line" announcing school closures and early dismissals. My eyes brightened with the thought of an early out day! Patiently I watched for my district to come up but alas.... nada! No early out day for me! I was bummed.

Well I ate my breakfast and hurried out the door, box fan in hand. When I arrived at the school we all looked at each other with those familiar here we go faces. I found myself spending just a little extra time in the schools office, library, and teachers room. All air conditioned of course. Back in my classroom I shut all the blinds and turned my lonely box fan up to the highest level. Shortly there after the students arrived. To my surprise they seemed very low key, almost like they were there to learn. Those of you who are teachers know at this time of year that is a very strange occurrence.

The temperature in the classroom was soaring. The kids did great. We planted sprout houses talked about the double oo sound and ou. I felt like I was doing some quality teaching! Then our principal walked in and pointed to a paper and said this is what time you are going to lunch today (10:30) and this is what time we are dismissing at (1:00). I was surprised and a little disappointed at the same time. You know quality teaching and all.

Overall it was a very good thing that they dismissed school early. It really was way too hot in the school, and the air quality was really terrible. Tomorrow is going to be just as hot if not hotter. Maybe another early out day or school canceled. Either way one place I am thankful to have A/C is our Apt. I keep you posted on what happens tomorrow!