This January is so weird – I just feel like it never got started and I just can’t get my legs under me. With the weather, we hadn’t had a ‘normal’ week of school until this week….. and then sickness hit the center like a ton of bricks. We’ve sent soooo many children home sick, but they often return too soon. (“They didn’t have a fever when we got home!”) I have thought about making a cartoon-style chart to show all the things children say to us. “I’m not supposed to tell you I’m sick.” “I had purple medicine last night.” “I threw up last night.” I mostly take these things with a grain of salt because young children also have a terrible sense of time. ‘Last night’ can also mean three days ago.
Anyway, we also have many staff out sick. We had to close one classroom for the week because we can’t staff it correctly with two lead staff out. (College students are great, but their schedules are piecemeal.)
Anyway, it’s been National Lutheran Schools Week and we’re supposed to focus on how great it is to be in a school where we can learn about Jesus, but the overarching message has been Keep Your Sick Children Home.
So, Happy KYSCH.