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|Wed, 10-22-2003 - 4:43pm|
Got a call from the school nurse Mon. AM that Sam wasn't feeling well. I wasn't that surprised, since he was dragging a little that morning. While I was on the phone with her, Rachel walked in! She had a fever. I picked them both up :-( It actually wasn't a total coincidence they called at the same time, because it was during a short break they get in the morning.
They're still home today! This "thing", whatever it is, includes both a stuffy nose and intestinal discomfort. Of course, my 2 have somewhat differenct symptoms, as usual ;-) Rachel is mostly intestingal discomfort - lots of gas pains, etc. plus a little bit of a stuffy nose. Sam is very stuffy and coughing a bit, complaining of a bit of a bell ache. Oy vey! I hope they can go to school tomorrow. It's the kind of thing where they are fine for a lot of the day, but feel lousy on and off. Rachel's anxiety kicks in with the tummy ache, so then she gets nervous about going to school that she won't feel well.
Plus... I don't know whether to push fluids for the intermittent fever/stuffy nose, or not push them because of the belly ache! I'm good with the home remedies, so I've found a balance, but it's hard to know what to do with these kids!
I was very impressed with their homeroom teacher, who is also their math teacher, and Sam's English and Reading teacher. I sent her an e-mail at 7, and by 7:30 I had their class notes and homework assignments via e-mail. It was great, and I wish more teachers were so accessible. I even responded with a question, and she got back to me in between classes.
So, I did a little homeschooling math lesson today with my 2, very different, students ;-) Sam claimed he knew the material and huffed when I insisted he listen to the class notes while I reviewed them with Rachel. Rachel wanted everything explained at least twice (I have no problem with that, but led to more "huffing and sighing" on Sam's part. LOL! I don't know how home-schoolers do it! Anyway, the homwork for math is done at least. Now we'll call the boy who was supposed to bring home their other assignments...
Thanks for listening!