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*