Ah, such are the challenges of teaching public school in Brooklyn. While I appreciate her candor and wisdom-- seriously, there's a reason why I call her "Little Miss"-- I know that I have to pull out all my tricks to keep my students engaged, relatively quiet and doing the right thing.
Perhaps it was the rough, longer than usual NYC winter. Or maybe it's the sudden and complete onset of summer with little warning. Regardless, the children are ready for recess all day long, and that, unfortunately, is not an option.
In these moments, I have to remember to just breathe. The fever will