February 14, 2012

100 Days Smarter

So on Sunday I found myself with the nasty flu bug!  Lets just say I spent a lot of time hugging my toilet (graphic, I know) and cloroxing at the same time.  Oh, I rarely get sick so I wasn't at all impressed.  The assistant principal has even begun calling me Ralphie.  Great!

Aren't all teachers Super Heros?  Well,  I thought so and I believed I could make it to school on Monday.  I mean, 100's Day on Monday and Valentine's Day on Tuesday.  I couldn't miss those!

Plus making sub plans takes too much time...it's easier to just be there.  Also, our team planned activities to rotate through and I had taken my art activity home to prep for Monday.  I knew no matter what I had to drive to school in the morning to drop things off and seeing my commute is almost 30 minutes I thought I should just stay.

I got to school on Monday completely on FIRE!  Literally on FIRE!!  Not the type of fire where you're multi-tasking, every thing's in fast motion, and organized for the day.  It was the type of fire where you're actually taking off your sweater (I live in Maine) to try to cool down.  That's when I knew I wouldn't make it.  I guess every Super Hero has his/her day.

I never call in so I guess it's sometimes okay to just let go.  I knew I'd have a great sub and the kiddos were in good hands.  Plus everyone seemed to be telling me to go home.  I'm thinking they REALLY cared or I looked REALLY bad and they didn't want to catch it.  I got to enjoy part of the morning with the other first graders and then went home to SLEEP!!

I feel much better today and was able to enjoy Valentine's Day.  If only my voice would come back.  I've had laryngitis for about a week.  Ugh, not complaints though.  The kiddos have been so good.

The kids went on a Smarties Hunt.  I hid them around the room.  Apparently I miscounted because they could only find 90.  I'll blame it on the illness!!

Who wouldn't want a picture on themselves on a $100 bill?  I've done this every year and the kids get a kick out of it.  We have a color printer so when I laminated them they turned green.  Yikes!!  They look a bit like Lady Liberty.  They had to write what they would do with $100.


  1. Don't you hate being gone? Glad you're doing a bit better!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. Oh yes, you wonder how they're acting for the sub, if they're doing their best work, what your room will look like when you return, and how much catching up you have to do. Haha.

  2. I think we get sick from all the stress of making these BIG days happen. We just want everything to be a success but our bodies take a beating. Sigh...the life of a teacher! :) Glad you're feeling better!

    WILD About First Grade!