It’s the last week of school before Winter break. Teachers are frazzled, students are wired, and learning expectations are low. Gifts are being exchanged, parties are being had, and good cheer is being spread. Holiday cards are being made, movies are being watched, and students are puking all over the art room.
Yup. That’s right. It’s every teacher’s fear this time of year, seasonal sickies. Otherwise known as the stomach bug. You hope and pray to get through the last few weeks without being affected by it. You check for tell-tale signs as students enter your classroom.
“Are you sniffling?”
“Why are your cheeks so pink? Do you have a FEVER?”
“NO! DON’T COME NEAR ME! I HAVE TO TRAVEL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!”
Here’s hoping you all make it through the holiday season without contracting the seasonal sickies. I’m keeping my fingers crossed after an upchuck incident in my room yesterday. *Sigh*
6 thoughts on “‘Tis the Season… for the sickies”
Ugh! puking is the worst! My mom who is a high school english teacher, said that this week at school the science teacher had TWO kids in the same day puke in her classroom. I would just go home after that!
My older sister was a second grade teacher before they moved her to first grade. She told the students and sent a letter to their parents saying she did not do puke and the parents had to sign it. it was so funny
A kid puked in my room all over her art and 3 other kids art!!! There goes all their work for 3 days!
Gross. I got sick too but just the cold thank goodness~ Stay healthy.
Puke is the worst…then the custodian comes in with the wintergreen saw dust to take away the smell…yuck.
Here I am at home right now… totally sick. Thanks for the xmas present, guys.
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