Had to take a 2nd day off from school in order to recover from this bad cold. I’ve had to this cold for 2 weeks now…it was probably prolonged during Spring Break because I wasn’t properly taking care of it.
I took last Tuesday off because I had spent the night before with a low-grade fever. For the sub, I left a movie and a worksheet. However, because today’s classes are the same that had a sub last week, I couldn’t leave the same plans (plus it’s HARD creating sub plans on a weekend, when you didn’t think you’d need a sub)…So for those sub plans, I’m letting students work on their project.
I’m nervous about that because they need approval from me for various stages of the work, but I’m just going to let them go…We’ll see how much clean up I’ll need to do on Tuesday. Luckily they’re my good classes. I included in the plans that if a student chooses not to work, that is their choice…I know some students will work thoughtfully and get stuff done, others will not.
I really don’t like taking days off from school. I didn’t take ANY sick days last year. This will be my 4th this year. (But the Spanish teacher in the room besides mine seems to take a day off every 2-3 weeks…so go figure.)
I’m definitely feeling better than I did yesterday. It’s just lots of coughing up…stuff. Sometimes the cough is productive. I called an advice nurse today to check if I need to see the doctor, but he said he wasn’t worried and that I just “keep doing what I’ve been doing”….lots of liquids, expectorants, rest…