That is the age old question if you're a teacher who's feeling sick: Do I stay home and get some rest so I can recover from this? Or do I go in to work anyway?
As teachers, we can sometimes believe that if we stay home and leave our students in the hands of an emergency substitute (no matter how good our sub lesson plans are), THE WORLD WILL END: chaos and mayhem everywhere! True or not, it can be a major hassle to be out sick.
I'm feeling under the weather. Not sick enough to stay home (no fever/stomach ache/headache) but coughing a lot, lethargic, and generally weak. So I soldiered on and went to school.
Today after a particularly loud sneeze of mine, "Brayden" asked: "Why you sneeze?"
"Because I'm sick."
"You should go home," he told me in all of his first grade wisdom.
"But if I go home, who will teach you?"
"The GYM teacher!"
There you have it, folks: next time I call in sick, I'll just tell the office to leave my students in P.E all day!