Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Math Already Makes Me Sweat

Class number two of the summer semester has started. I maintain that class is no way to spend the warm summer months. When the temperatures soar above ninety and the humidity turns the air into something that you wear the situation only deteriorates.

A portion of this class is being held at a local middle school that, regardless of the relative wealth of the school district, does not have air conditioning in the classrooms. Seeing as how I do not have AC in my home this is, perhaps, not as taxing on me as my classmates. However, when I am attempting to explain integer subtraction to reluctant soon-to-be eigth graders I think we could all benefit from some cooler temperatures.

This is my first experience with summer school (other than that ridiculous movie), so I was much relieved to see the casual nature of the dress code. I've seen teachers in shorts, tank tops, and flip flops. Now that is refreshing.

6 comments:

BlackenedBoy said...

I've never been one for dress codes, and math makes me sweat, too, but for a very different reason: I'm absolutely, irredeemably terrible at it.

I guess everyone has to be bad at something.

Sorry about the lack of air conditioning. Where do you live? I thought everybody had air conditioning these days.

BerryBird said...

Oh, that sounds rough. How did you get roped into math? Do you have to teach all subjects?

Nadine said...

Blackenedboy, I HATE math. I just got plunked in that class randomly.

Nicole said...

Ugh! No AC? WTF?

Smellyann said...

Ooh, that lack of AC stinks, but the dress code sounds about right!! I hope it doesn't totally suck for you.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Aieee! sounds wretched, but yay for a comfortable dress code.