Today, in all the flurry of Valentine’s Day, one child began coughing. He clearly didn't feel well. As I walked over to him, he looked up at me and said, “I don’t feel good.”

I felt his forehead and it seemed warm so I whisked him off to the nurse. She quickly took his temperature and reported to me, “Ninety-nine degrees – he’s all right for now… keep an eye on him.” (On a side note, our school nurse is nothing less than a rock star. I told her so and she seemed pleased.)

With that we went back to the celebration of opening Valentine’s. The child walked up to a parent who was helping and said, “Well, I’m ninety-nine percent sick.”



Plants seeds of knowledge...for our future! said...

Uggg, I hate the rule that if the temp is not 100 then keep them at school. Especially if you have one that is so obviously not well. If the temp is 99 they are fighting something and exposing everyone else to it.
How much productive learning is this little guy going to get when he feels awful?

Liv Kit @ Simply Sunshine and Daisys said...

haha wow that is too cute! Kids are so funny! Its an awful rule!

Deborah said...

haha - we had a bunch and I mean a bunch of kids sick today. One little girl slept though most of the v-day party!