first day of school

First Day Catastrophe!


What is the worst thing that can happen on the first day of school? I am sure you can think of many things! I thought I would have to call a sub, because the weekend before school, I had a high fever and an infection. Well, the worst that could happen was not having to call a sub – it was being admitted to the hospital. Yep, I am the Kindergarten teacher and on my first day of school – I didn’t show up. I sit here writing from my hospital bed, frustrated that I could not control my being sick. How humbling it is! So, I will be back on the third day of school, according to my doctor.


My very yucky IV (I hate blood!) Instead, I was hoping to be at school making a first day of school “hat” with my students!


Breakfast in bed (hospital bed, that is). Had I not been here, I would have been eating my granola bar, while driving to school.


My IV meds.  I would have much rather had coffee, to revive me!


My school and principal has been so understanding. But, I can’t help but think that they think that I am trying to skip out on the 1st day of school. That’s the over-achiever in me, I guess.  So, if you end up having a bad first day of school, just think, it could be worse – you could be in the hospital (against your will!) I wish everyone else a super first day of school. Please share your first day stories!