Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wordless Wednesday and thoughtful Thursday

After my excitingly quiet weekend, I realised that I hadn't had enough of the silent treatment. Work on Monday learning to use the Ultranet (Victorian Education department's version of Social Media which didn't quite work as they thought/hoped it would) where I whispered my way through the day. My throat was a little sore and yet I hadn't spoken that much.......

Tuesday I was in for the day - I had two rehearsals that I needed to run. It's funny how you can do something in a totally different fashion to what you thought you would have to and it works.....

Both of these rehearsals were silent. I had a few flash cards for my Year 8 band and in the beginning they were a little silly but they soon realised that I wasn't going to raise anything more than a whisper.....Choir was more interesting but my senior kids realised that I needed a helping hand and shushed kids up left, right and centre.

It's days like Tuesday that make me really appreciate where I work. The kids are amazing.

On the way home I stopped in at the doctor to pick up a medical certificate for the afternoon and managed to sneak in to see him. He checked my throat and announced that I had a good croup-like cough developing. Two more days were written onto the certificate. We then discussed possible medication. I am on day 2 of steroids (of 4) and was given a weeks worth of antibiotics. The reason for the medication is to kill off the secondary symptoms to give my body a chance to rid itself of the tract infection.

The doctor and I are quite clear on my deadline of August 26th and the fact that I need to be at school for specific rehearsals. He then decided to let me know of another teacher he is treating who is up to 10 days off work with the same thing! Hmmm! I will see how tomorrow pans out when I am at work running the massacred singing.....

So yesterday I went nuts on the email......and achieved a fair few things. Today I will sort out some correction.....plan the program and might even get some other planning done.

The crotchet hook and I have had a great work out, and we have just about finished 60 squares to add to the many that I have already......

Don't speak and you can achieve so much....no wonder I shush my students so much. I know the truth!

2 comments:

Darce said...

Keep doing what you need to do to make sure your voice (and your health) improves. I can't say I miss the massacred singing!

rhubarbwhine said...

Sorry you're not 100 percent, but staying away until you are - or at least, closer to it - is the right thing to do. (Says she, who has been trying to get back to school for 2 weeks!)