Sep 10, 2007
my first day of school
Finally, nearly a month late, we've opened school.
Today was the first day of actual teaching. (not just manual labor)
I've spent 8 hours without air-conditioning or sitting down..in New Orleans, in September.
Not to be repetitive, but we still have only 1/2 of the class rooms framed, one port-o-let (with a bottle of hand sanitizer) for 600 people, no running water, no boards, no phone service, no books, no doors, no desks, no copier, no computers, no rosters, hell, we don't even have an office, no cafeteria, no potable water, no intercom, no bell....and barely any order.
Still, somehow, goddammit, I managed to teach all 150 of my students.
Of course, promptly as soon as school let out, it started to storm again.
On the 5 hundred foot trek through fields of mud to exit (by foot) all 650 of us were completely soaked to the skin.
It's 4:30 pm, and I'm going to bed.
God help me.