It has been frigid here in Virginia (as in most of the country this week). This morning, at 7:00, the temperature was two degrees. Due to the extreme cold, school started two hours late today. For someone who absolutely hates to wear a coat, scarf, or gloves, this weather is challenging because it forces me to wrap up.
However, once I started the day at school, I forgot about the weather. Today was our first day back after the holiday, so I appreciated some extra time to get prepared for the week. Everything was going along great! I had a particularly great lesson with my fifth graders and was reminded yet again of how much I am going to miss this group when they go to middle school. I even had to chuckle when one of my fourth graders asked to borrow one of my beloved InkJoy pens for the rest of the day.
However, about ten minutes before the kids were released for the day, I noticed a sudden chill in my room. I paused and realized that the air conditioning had kicked on and a near arctic-blast of air was pumping into my room. For at least twenty minutes, the air conditioner hummed merrily and the room just got colder and colder. Thankfully, our wonderful custodian, Mr. C., will get everything taken care with a phone call to the Maintenance department before my classroom becomes a habitat for penguins and polar bears!