Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The View Out My Window!

Isn't it beautiful?? I used to have a great view out of my one classroom window of the playground and field and the trees and outside. Now I look into the new hallway that is being built, which is basically just cinder blocks.

If you remember back a few months, I talked about how I thought Mr. Kool-Aid Man was about to bust through the wall with all the noise we heard. Little did I know, that was just the start of it. The noise has continued to get louder and louder, the temperature in our rooms has gone up and down within hours, the construction has been so loud that we have to shout over each other, and dust from drilling holes in the building's current walls has filled our classrooms.

Today I got a message from my principal warning us that we might want to move things along the South walls of our classroom that we didn't want to be damaged. It isn't a sure thing, but if it rains this week, that entire end of my room could be flooded. This afternoon as I tried to teach a lesson on scarcity, the workers tore the wall and roof down on one end of my classroom. As I tried to teach, my kiddos watched the sky appear above us through a vent in my ceiling. You try teaching during that! Brenny even had a brick fall from the roof to crash through one of her ceiling tiles near her desk! Ahhhh!

I really cannot wait until our building is complete and I KNOW it will be fabulous, but I feel as if I have the right to do a bit of complaining about the work environment until then! :)

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chitknit said...

What the heck happens when a brick falls through the ceiling and hits a kid?

distaff said...

Yeah -- are you sure you want that out in the blogosphere?