School administrations pretty much frown on teachers taking the leading or trailing days off before long vacation breaks. Teachers also don’t usually give up the short minimum day if they can help it.
President's Week break starts Saturday and today is minimum day at the elementary school. That’s a double hex on getting a sub job for today but 30mins before school started, the call came for a 5th grade assignment. That told me the vacancy was for a legit reason.
The office told me that the teacher injured his back somehow and is now horizontal for the duration for at least today…and possibility tomorrow.
As per usual, the first thing the kids want to know is: “Where is Mr. L today?”
Knowing that 5th graders are a bit savvier than younger kids, I offer them a choice:
“What do you want first…the lie or the truth?”
Interestingly, they chose “lie” first so I told them the “tale” of the “Blue Lollipop Agent” before I told them the “truth”.
It turns out the I’m going to have to come up with something more unbelievable than “rare blue lollipops” because almost half of this class still had Valentines Day candy that included …you guessed it…not so rare BLUE Tootsie Roll Pops!