I started out my day with 3 children absent. At 9:30, Scott began to cry that his tummy hurt. Dad came in, declared “he’s fine.” At 10:40, lunch time, (don’t get me started on that). The next one got sick before he even ate his lunch. While my class was at a special I got sick, but of course there are no subs. At 1:00 an unidentified student got sick in the restroom. No one would admit it was them. So I have a carrier wandering the room. At 2:00, twin brother of one at home got sick. At 2:30 Scott threw up in the hall.
At the end of the day, my principal said, “You don’t have to stay for the school improvement meeting.”
I smiled and thought, if I do I’ll sit next to you!
Yes, I’m taking tomorrow off. And I worked one and a half hours getting plans ready.