Today I did something I've never done in the five years that I've been teaching at this school. I went home sick. I'm a bit disappointed in myself, though. I promised myself (and Miss W, 2nd grade) that when I went to Principal, I wouldn't ask her if I could go home - I would tell her that I needed to go home. Asking gives her an oppotunity to say no. But that's what I did. I went to her office at 10 AM, told her that I'm sick, and said, "Is there any way I can go home early?" I don't think she'd have said no... but on the other hand, what would I have done if that happened?
Anyway, I have a sore throat and a headache (no fever, though) and I got very little sleep last night because I woke up coughing several times. I thought I'd be able to fake it through the day, but after 2 hours, I knew that wasn't gonna happen. First graders are just too noisy. My kids are well-behaved, but I still need to stay on top of them. I just didn't have the voice or the energy to do that today.
The teacher's aide from Pre-K and K took my class today, but she won't be in tomorrow or Wednesday. I guess that means I'd better recover, and soon. Time to hit the NyQuil.