I was probably the worst teacher in the whole wide world this week. Still feeling like death warmed up, I couldn’t wrap my mind around calling in/planning for a a sub, but really had no business going in to work and taking care of little ones.
Everything felt like it was in slow motion this week. But I wasn’t the only one who was sick. Our first day back, 4 of my students were absent and a couple of the ones who did attend sounded as healthy as I did.
Trying to save my voice, I wrote many directions on the board and used my “teacher look” a lot in order to correct poor behavior. Talking took a lot of effort and didn’t go over so well as one notified me, “You sound like a man today,” after listening to my gravelly voice.
When today (Friday) arrived, it was such a relief. But when I picked up my class in line this morning, I walked into a bit of an argument between classmates.
JS – Ms. Delight, JL said she saw you talking to President Obama yesterday. (skeptical)
JL (overhearing the tattling) - I did see her on the street talking to Obama.
This made me chuckle, which of course led to convulsion-type coughs on the way back to class. For the life of me, I can’t think of who JL saw me talking to because I don’t think it was President Obama.
That’s all I’ve got tonight people…I’m out!
Have a nice weekend!