Okay, I don't know about you, but this whole coronavirus thing has me a bit freaked out!
As I walk into school each morning, I open a door opened by at least 20 people before me. When I am escorting the students in from before school, I touch a buzzer touched by hundreds of people a day. I hold a railing that every little hand in school holds. I hold students hands when they need a friend. I help them open their milks. I borrow their pencils when we are engaged in learning. We sneeze and cough in the classroom. Sometimes we even get sick in the classroom.
I'm a teacher, and that means my students will never know just how freaked out I really am.
Schools are smart! They are taking extra precautions like...
-purchasing more cleaning products
-keeping their families informed
-monitoring student and staff illnesses
-stocking classrooms up on tissues, sanitizer, and cleaning supplies
-keeping school nurses on the top of their game
So don't freak out - and don't let them see you freaking out! Instead, try some of these tips...
And if you don't feel well, stay home!
Teachers are allowed to be absent too!
Happy and healthy teaching!
By Miss Rae