I know I missed Wednesday's Pinterest Pick of the Week, but let me explain my Wednesday:
I woke up like every other morning. Except I felt awful. I haven't been feeling well all week (sinuses) but knew spring break was right around the corner (2 days now!) and so I figured I could hold out and make it through the week. (I hate calling off work and I would rather wear a bag over my head than write sub plans or leave my kiddos to the wind.)
It took me forever to get ready because I kept having to lie down again. An hour later, I left my house with my teaching bag and drove to work.
7:15am: I can do it. I can teach today.
....I'm copy-maker, desk fairy, counselor, keeper-of-the-recess games, and ruler of the whiteboard. I'll surely make it.
If I can teach a child to read, my chances of teaching under the weather are pretty good.
8:00am: I'll just put my head down on my desk for a minute....I feel dizzy. Booting up my computer seems like an exhausting task.
8:15am: I surrender to asking the office to call me a sub. I can deal with headaches and pain but now I'm nauseous and suddenly character traits, contractions, and kilograms do not mean much to me.
8:20am: Wait for it....
Superhero Student Teacher to the rescue!!!
Michelle is still student teaching in my building but is assigned to a kindergarten classroom. The office called a sub for me but asked Michelle to teach my class. My kids were SO excited to see her again and I didn't have to write plans before I left. They honestly did not really care if I was sick or not. They just cared that Mrs. H was back and were all smiles when they arrived. I loved it! She knows my kids, knows our routine, and knows the ins and outs of our room. I was able to leave for the day and know my kiddos were in the best hands. :)
The rest of the day was boring. I spent 2 hours at the Urgent Care, was prescribed a strong z-pack and slept the day away (literally - I slept from 11:30-5:00). I feel a ton better today and was back in the classroom, where character traits, contractions, and kilograms were still happily waiting for me.
To make up for not having a Pinterest Pick of the Week (I promise there will be one next week!), here is a freebie from my latest product, Springtime Story Problem Math Pack. It comes with 15 story problem & work mat pages. Each page takes your students through a step-by-step sequence of solving a story problem, all with cute springtime stories!
Remember, if you haven't entered my giveaway yet (a $25 Target or Amazon gift card!)
Giveaway ends Sunday, April 1st at 9:00pm.
I'm off to grade papers and get some more rest. :)