I'm running a bit of a fever.
I had a staff meeting after school and as soon as I got back to my classroom I started to feel crummy.
When I got home I took my temperature (it was about 37C) and then took a two hour nap. Mr. JB fed me some soup before I fell asleep.
When I woke up at 9pm I checked again and my temp was up to 38.13 (yes, I'm using a basal body thermometer, it's pink).
So I took some T.ylenol and I'm crossing my fingers. I have my ultrasound appointment tomorrow afternoon and then I see my surgeon right after. Let's hope that it's just a bug I picked up at school and nothing abscess-related.
I had the saddest thing happen today at school. After last recess all of the kids told me that one of the kids was with the principal.
Which is NEVER a good thing.
When he came back to the classroom I took him to the hallway to find out what happened. He started to cry and wasn't able to tell me what had happened. That's when the principal showed up.
Apparently he was caught making fun of one of the special needs kids who has Down syndrome. I know that the principal was laying it on thick to make the kid feel bad, so he told him that the student that he was making fun of was one of his best friends.
That's when I started to cry.
I was so disappointed. The kid that got in trouble is usually so well behaved and is so smart. I couldn't believe that he would take advantage of a child that can't defend herself.
I sent the kid back into the class and the rest of the kids saw that I was crying. I know that I tried to make the kid feel bad by saying how much my heart hurt. I wrote a note in his agenda and then at the end of the day I marched him out to talk to his mom.
And this is what his mother said to me:
"Mme JellyBelly he didn't know what he was doing. He's never seen children like that before."
I couldn't believe my ears.
Then I told her that making fun of anyone was also unacceptable and she still continued to defend her child's actions.
Thank God the principal was outside. I called him over and he told the mother exactly what happened. He also said that her son needed a good talking to and that we didn't make fun of special needs students, especially since we're a Catholic school.
I was even more livid that the mother condoned her son's behaviour.
I remember a time that when the teacher talked to a parent the kid was in the wrong, particularly when the principal backed what the teacher was saying. What an irresponsible parent!
I just hope that the kid doesn't do anything like that again, because if there's a next time I won't be crying, I'll be yelling.
p.s. Mr. JB found out that a colleague of his is pregnant, again. This time it wasn't on purpose. This couple got married a month after us and already have two little boys.
I wish I could have an accident like that. :(