Peggy said it best. She came into our AK classroom as Christina and I were doing closing exercises and said, "I'm sorry. I have bad news for you." Please note she was also holding our paperwork from the hospital. My mind immediately thinks (and so did Christina's) "Oh no! They're sending us home!"
That is not the bad news, although part of me would have preferred that news to what I got instead.
The bad news is that our MMRs we got as small children no longer show up in our blood. Having my immunization record with me doesn't even help my cause. So on Thursday morning we will be taking a trip back to the hospital, and then again in a month. Peggy remembers how badly I did with the blood test. As she was leaving the room she said, "It's OK! Trust the nurse. Will be so fast!" I know she was right last time, so I am hoping she will be right this time, too. Am I surprised that this is happening? Not at all. I kind of expected it every since I read a previous teacher's blog saying that she had the same thing happen to her. My only fear (well, outside of the needle itself) is that, after the last several shots I've had since the end of May, I have had a fever after every one. And I have to teach that day. Thankfully I will only be teaching AK and the adult tutoring class and I have a two hour break between them.
Teaching itself is beginning to come along much better. Gerald came in and helped me for one of my game rotations today. The kids behaved pretty well, too, and I only had to give 3 warnings (as opposed to yesterday where I actually sent a child to the secretary in the hall). In about an hour and 40 minutes I will have one more "class." This is an adult tutoring session, and no one really knows how that is going to work. I guess I just show up in the library and wait for the parent(s) to show up with their materials...? This may or may not last all semester.
Sorry, no pictures today. I was unable to even go outside yesterday until after it was dark, and I think it is still raining right now.