Tuesday, November 06, 2007

School Daze


Lordy, there are two cases of head lice in my morning kindergarten class. I've only been working in the elementary school for 8 years and have never been in a class where there was head lice. I've spent 6 of the 8 years in 5th grade and lice tends to be mostly in the primary grades. Now this year I work most of the day in kindergarten and 90 minutes a day in 5th. I can't help but feel creepy crawly. Went to the nurse today to get my head checked; no lice.
Anyone can get lice. It has nothing to do with how clean or dirty your house is. It doesn't discriminate but does prefer clean heads and thick hair. I don't want lice because it's gross and you have to do a massive house cleaning to make sure get any that came from off from your head. Sheets, pillows, furniture, carpets.
Working between two grade levels I get to go on field trips with both grades. So far I've been to the firehouse and pumpkin patch with the little ones. Tomorrow I go on the 5th grade fossil hunting trip for the 6th time. We go to an abandoned railroad bed about 40 miles from school. Millions of years ago western and central New York were underwater. We'll find different kinds of coral fossils, brachiopods and if we're lucky, the elusive trilobite. I like to tell the kids that they will be the first humans to touch these fossils that have been around 3 million years.
It's an all day trip, we eat lunch at a park.
Tomorrows forecast; rain and snow, high of 40, winds 25 mph.


Sandi said...

oh man! what a field trip!!! Hope all goes well..

Chelle said...

Lice is terrible!!!!!!!!!! I remember when my kids were in elementary school it went around twice...and who got it?? Of course, my daughter! Ugh! That house cleaning and everything that goes with lice is a pain in the neck!! Hopefully you don't get it!!!

BTW/..I like the new look of your blog! Very pretty :)

Slick said...

I'll never ask to borrow your hairbrsuh, you can bet on that! :p

Hope you wore your ski suit on the field trip...yuck.

Kitten Herder said...

I just have one thing to say: EWWWWW!!! :D