So, tomorrow? Back to school.
On the 21st of August? On the frickin' 21st of August?
You have got to be kidding me.
Remember when school started after Labor day? Well, we're having none of that any more.
Of course, the weather's just heated up beyond comprehension. My classroom gets sun on two exposed walls, so that causes... um... parboiling to begin happening in the early afternoon. After a few days of it, it's unbearable. At home, we leave our windows open at night, so it can cool down the house; not at school. Of course we can't do that.
So the heat-sink that are my classroom walls just grab hold of that solar energy and wait to release it on my students each day.
A few years ago, I complained that the fan system (we have no AC) in my room wasn't working. Or that it was working, but only when I turned on the heat. That wasn't going to do. I brought in fans from home, but still, my room was in the low 90's for three days in a row.
They finally came to address the problem.
And removed the thermostat.
Yeah. That's how my district runs.
I'm going to go take my dog to the beach.
Happy new school year folks.