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Friday, March 9, 2012

Child #2 sick now...

Earlier this week, I had to take 2 days off because my daughter was sick. Today, my son woke up, having difficulty in swallowing, red and enlarged tonsils, and talking with a weird voice.

Called my favorite sub...but she was already working. Called the list of subs I love...all of them already working. So, I called "Subfinder" and they just will randomly call me a sub. I like to have substitutes that I know, since they know my class, and I have 2 children in my class with health concerns. It always worries me when I have to be out.

So, because I live only 3 miles from my school, I drove to school and dropped off sub plans. I was excited to do 3 projects with my class today, but decided to hold off on them until Monday. I selfishly want to do these activities with my students, and I wanted it taught in the right way. Sometimes when I leave sub plans for important lessons, I often am disappointed in how the lesson turned out and the evidence of the work the kids do. Since I was having a stranger substitute, I didn't want to leave a lot of complicated things.

My son is feeling better. I was worried he had Strep throat, since it is going around his 4th grade classroom. But the strep swap proved otherwise, and he is just fighting a virus. So hoping he'll be better soon. Tomorrow, he has a big day ahead of him, and I'll be writing about his big day tomorrow...

So today- another day home. I did report cards and talked on the phone to 2 of my best friends who are stay-at-home moms while my son rested today. Still feeling guilty for having to leave my students, for a third day this week.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you were able to be a mom today. It's tough getting plans ready. My guess is your class will appreciate you more since you've been gone. Enjoy a restful weekend.