The Classroom Was 66 Degrees

On occasion, I’ll volunteer at my daughter’s school as an extra set of hands in her classroom. I enjoy doing this because it gives me something different and fun to do, and I can also work alongside my daughter. She’s still so young that she enjoys having me around, so I try to volunteer as much as possible. Last week, the school asked me if I’d be willing to substitute for one of the teachers and I happily accepted. It was a cold morning, and I hesitated to take my jacket off when I sat my things at the desk. The walls were made of cinder block and it felt icy inside. As I sat at the desk, I could feel my toes begin to freeze and I couldn’t help but wonder why it was so cold. In desperation, I began looking for a thermostat. I scanned each wall before I finally found the thermostat tucked away in the corner. I didn’t hesitate to change the temperature right away. The thermostat said that it was 66 degrees inside, but it felt even cooler! I raised the temperature from 66 degrees to 70 degrees and waited for the furnace to kick on. Thankfully, it didn’t take long for the furnace to begin pumping warm air into the big classroom. Within 30 minutes, I was able to feel my body dethaw and I could finally relax. I made sure to change the temperature back to 66 degrees in case the teacher preferred it that way.

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