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“1stDayOfSchool& 103 Degrees!”


Description from ChickyD aka Debra: Today was the first day of school here in Central Texas, and the high reached 103. It is supposedly a summer that hits only twice in a century. Our kindergartners were in the un-airconditioned gym where it registered 101 on the thermometer. Tomorrow will be another triple digit day before things cool down into the low-mid 90's toward Friday.


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    KPJEWELS says:

    Boy, I don’t envy you one bit, trying to teach in those kind of temperatures. Love the pick though.

  2. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Boy, I thought us rural western pa districts were the only ones with no airconditioning! Poor little kids! And you too!

  3. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Wow, I feel for you and the children! Your pick is nice, Debra.

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Such a beautiful pick from such a miserable situation! Debra, I don’t know how you and the other teachers get anything accomplished when the weather is that hot. How can those little ones even concentrate? :-(

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Very hot pick, Debra! Love it! Sorry it had to be inspired by such a miserable day in school for both you and the kids! I know it would make me cranky! :D

  6. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Holy Moly – That is simply miserable – My mom is a school teacher in one of those old big open air schools – not only does the noise carry but so does the heat! Last year they had a similar situation and the school is 3 stories tall – I would have hated to have to teach on the third floor. If I remember correctly they closed school for a few days in order to get the air conditioning fixed. Did I mention that the school was an elementary school as well?

    Your experience inspired a beautiful pick!

  7. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Hi Debra…I hope that things get better for you and your little people soon. Good grief! No air conditioning in a Tx school?!?! What are they thinking!

  8. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Only the gym is not air conditioned. My room is nice and cool. However, my teaching partners, the p.e. teachers teach all day in a hot, airless, un-air conditioned gym. It’s a separate metal building from the rest of the school. I’m in a portable, myself, but I’ve got central air and can regulate it myself. K has p.e./music at the end of the day (1:45–2:40) when the gym is at its hottest. I switch with them. When the red-faced little kindergartners came in my room after p.e., they just lay down on my floor and wouldn’t do anything. Who could blame them? They’d been running around in 101 for the last 27 minutes.

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Oh, those poor little ones! Here’s hoping it starts to cool off quickly for you, Debra! :D

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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Oh Debra!!! I hope your first day of school was a good one, despite the heat! Thank goodness you have AC!! Our first day is Friday! The first student day is Tuesday! I can’t believe the summer is over :(

  11. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Oh, those poor babies!! :( That can’t be healthy for them. How can they expect anyone to learn in those conditions?!

    (Love your pick btw LOL)

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Love the pick, but sorry about the inspiration for it! If I were one of the parents, I would protest those conditions for my little ones. Hope it gets better soon!

  13. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Thanks for the compliments on the pick, chicks.

    Well, at least the kids are in the gym for only 27 minutes at a time. However, even that is long when it’s THAT hot! The heat continues…..101 yesterday and 101 today…just more of the SAME….

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    All this talk of school :(
    I’m busy reading the manuals for the 2 new programs we’re implementing this year. 2 more weeks of vacation, but so much to do ~ I left everything for the last minute.
    Plus I have to review my workshop session for new teachers next week. I do a session on classroom mangement every year.

    Debra – This is really gorgeous combination of colors!

    My sister teaches PE in Tucson outdoors all day everyday. Hot – but beautiful mountain view!

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