Sunday, January 27, 2008

Just another day at the office

On Friday, I gave a spelling test AND took care of a kid puking into a garbage can out in the hallway.

AT THE SAME TIME.

This was at the end of the day, during my reading class (you know, that 90 minutes of the day when all the low readers from across the 5th grade migrate into my room. This means my room is full of every single learning-disabled AND ESOL child we have....plus your general low readers. So yeah, that's a tough block of time). I'd walk into my room, give them their new word, use it in a sentence, act it out for the ESOL kids, say it really slowly for all of them, do a quick lap to make sure no one is cheating, and run back into the hall (I had already called the nurse). I'd spend some time rubbing her back and reassuring her that the nurse was on her way and we'd already called her mom--and then I'd say, "Hang on a second, N." I'd stand up and repeat the process--"Number 10, CAT." (LOL I'm just kidding, they aren't that easy.)

Good times.

7 comments:

Jen said...

Not coincidentally, I'm sure, I've been a bit nauseaous all weekend.

Anna said...

Nice! Thank God you're a woman and can multitask like that!

Renee said...

You're cool like that :-)

I hope you haven't come down with the flu...

so what kind of words ARE on your tests?

Anonymous said...

It's a bird - it's a plane -

it's -

SUPER TEACHER!!!

(Hope you don't get sick.)

Jen said...

liberties
victories
scariest
happiness
abilities
ladies
worthiness
emptiness
replies
unified
colonies
loveliest
strategies
rivalries
identified
melodies
tragedies
defied
abundancies
customarily

(I'm pushing them) =-)

Anna said...

Some of those are hard words. I bet I wouldn't get them all right unless I used a spellchecker, which I raelize wouldn't make it much of a spelling test. ;)

Renee said...

LOL Anna :-) You're cute.