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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I have no idea. What does that have to do with a fire drill? We play outside and go to the beach in 104 weather. Haven't died yet. We also sit in the car with it turned off (our car has a roof, so its shaded). Car line is never more than 5-7 minutes or so, and if the AC has been on and my children and I are appropriately dressed (as we are on hot days) we have yet to have almost died. The car is pretty well insulated and the windows are super tinted pdiddy style. We generally all have ice water with us as well. I find it hard to believe that they or I could die in car line, from heat or cold. Ditto a fire drill. Many people live in homes without AC, even up here in the NE where we get horrible heat waves. An open window can do wonders. THe person who started the debate that time was outraged that her children had to be without heat or AC for a few minutes. It reeked of over privilege.
    This has nothing to do with the debate....but a 5-7 minute care line??? Seriously??? I envy you! Our car line is a minimum of 30 minutes every afternoon. It is awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alana*sMommy View Post
    This has nothing to do with the debate....but a 5-7 minute care line??? Seriously??? I envy you! Our car line is a minimum of 30 minutes every afternoon. It is awful.

    Yep. I have to drop off and pick up my DD every day (which for her is 4 days/week) because it is preschool and they don't offer bus service, but even my sons kindy is just a few minutes ~ most kids take the bus in our area, so parent pick up and drop off isn't that long of a line. His drop off is a joke on the days I do it because there is only one PM kindy class and there are only 16 kids in his class, so I just pull up and he hops out. I can't imagine sitting in my car for 30 minutes! I've also gotten good at showing up towards the end of the line for preschool to minimize my wait time The preschool does request that parents do not idle their cars, and they have four different teachers loading and unloading kids in the drop off area, so they move kids in and out really quickly. My DD can do her own 5 point harness, so the teacher opens the door and helps her safely up and into the car, and she buckles herself in as we move to pull out of the lot. Its quick and efficient.

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    I asked Sam what they do for fire drills in his class (he is in 1st grade). He told me that if they are in the classroom they grab their coats and line up. They usually get them on while walking or do it outside. He said they do not get on their boots. If they are in another area of the school, then they just go outside.

    I think this works well for Alaska. This way only a few classes will be outside without coats and they will get special attention first. The teacher has them stuff their mittens and hat in a coat sleeve so they have those as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cristancanoe View Post

    I think this works well for Alaska. This way only a few classes will be outside without coats and they will get special attention first. The teacher has them stuff their mittens and hat in a coat sleeve so they have those as well.
    That is a good idea.

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