It’s just a case of laryngitis, but the doctor gave me a steroid shot and a z-pack. I'm glad, because I hate leaving a place empty-handed. She also suggested I find tea that had slippery elm bark in it because she heard from people that it does wonders. There was a health store two blocks down and I was able to pick some up there.
I can definitely tell the difference. I’m have about 30% voice right now, but that was coming form 0%. I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to go to work tomorrow, which I’m really excited about, because….
I scored a long-term sub job! And for social studies no less. I’m very excited, and I was sad to already miss a day. I think both the students and I need some consistency and we’ll all still getting used to each other, but they have been very receptive and complimentary. One student confided in another teacher that he thought I was very smart. Thank you. They all ask every day if I will be their new teacher. If anything I’m glad to be able to get them back into a routine for a bit…and it’s nice for me to have a routine too!
It’s great to be able to bring history to life for them, to make it relative, and to show them how we can learn so much from people’s past choices. Don’t worry, in three days we talked about the Civil War, Industrial Revolution, the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy, secret service, constitutional monarchy/democracy, WWI, WWII, Hitler, the Holocaust, and Canada. Stream of consciousness teaching. I need to reel it in.