Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Never a Dull Moment in the Classroom

One of my favorite parts of being a teacher is that you have no clue what the day is going to bring. You are shut in a room with twenty-some little people, with very diverse lifestyles, personalities, strengths, needs...Every day is an adventure.

For example today.
After cleaning spilled cereal for breakfast (they eat in our classrooms),
and milk splashed on the wall after missing the trashcan,
referring a couple arguments,
listening to books being read,
and tutoring individuals who were struggling with some math concepts,
it was time for science.

Today's investigation was all about creating saturated solutions so we had water, salt, filters, funnels, bottles, syringes...a lot of materials.  After I got everything prepared during my planning period it was time to begin.

No sooner had I begun with, "Today in science we are going..." when I hear the class moan and in unison say, "Ewwwwww."
It was then that I made the mistake of looking.
One of my students (who had been out yesterday) had just vomited all over the floor.

One thing that this teacher, and mom, cannot handle, is vomit.
Seriously, Dave handles all bodily fluids in our house.
Otherwise, I would just add to the mess.
Trust me.

So I did what every smart teacher would do.
Called the custodian and immediately evacuated the premise for some extra recess.
It was a gorgeous day outside!

Yep, never a dull moment...

FYI, I did walk the sick child to the nurse as he carried a trash can before I evacuated.  
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