With all the rain we’ve had this season, I’d forgotten just how HOT summer can be.
Temperatures yesterday soared into the 90s, which can be quite manageable with air conditioning. However, my a/c decided to take a vacation, sending my family out of the steamy house and into the cool waters of our wading pool.
I sure have gotten spoiled. But people manage when they must.
I went to a rural school district as a child and we didn’t have air-conditioning in most of the buildings. (They do now, thank goodness.)
It’s hard to imagine how we learned anything during those hot days in the classroom. We’d open the windows, turn on the fans and dream of cooler times. And the district let us go half-days during the warmest weeks.
Did your school have air-conditioning, and if not how did you manage? What are your tips for keeping the kids cool enough to actually pay attention to class?
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Susan Simpson, Education Writer