Can we just talk about two things that happened to me yesterday?
First of all, I was talking to my students, having a typical Monday morning check-in discussion about the weekend, the day ahead and other boring tasks. And then? THEN A HUGE BOOGER FLEW OUT OF MY NOSE. My poor students in the front row looked horrified. As they should. I mean, really?! I’m just trying to talk here. Apparently, I shouldn’t breathe.
I was humiliated.
Next, I had a student up giving a presentation in the afternoon, when I saw a student who sits up front open the front pocket of her backpack, and then cover her mouth immediately. I heard whispers and screeches, until finally, the person presenting stopped and let out a little whimper.
I had kids running all over the front of my class, one standing on a chair and others crawling underneath my desk, trying to grab a little blue belly lizard. Finally, it was captured and released into the wild. Poor thing had to be scared.
This is what I went to college for: to breathe snot on kids, and chase lizards.