-gym class. One comes back with a bloody nose (non injury related), one comes back with a twisted ankle. The nose stops bleeding, the ankle heals by recess.
-reading time. One curls up in the corner and howls as she is crying; 10 minutes later another one almost throws a chair in a fit of rage, and then proceeds to throw a tantrum. I have to almost physically drag him down the hallway to another teacher's room. Both children recover and go home happy.
-bathroom break. Girls discover a sweater stuffed in a toilet. I tell them just to leave it; I will have someone take care of it. Student comes out of the bathroom crying. Said sweater is hers. It was put in the toilet sometime between 8am when she accidentally left it there and 10am when we arrived at the bathroom. Tears are shed, but student is fine by 11am. Note written to mom.
-recess. Student A is running up the stairs on the equipment, student B accidentally runs into her, knocking her over and DIRECTLY INTO the equipment, causing her to bleed profusely from the eye. She is scared out of her mind, and therefore screaming at the top of her lungs. The injury is compressed, all hands involved are thoroughly washed, student A sent to office, where she is sent to the hospital by ambulance to get stitches. Mom comes to retrieve glasses. Student C (who had nothing to do with the incident) emotionally distraught, but eventually recovers. No update yet, will call tomorrow.
Yes, in fact, I WILL be going to bed early tonight.
And I shall leave you with a few of my favorite quotes from this week...
"I tried to draw you but I didn't have a blonde crayon so I used peach instead!"
"I know why sharks are called sharks...because they have shark teeth!"
"Can I be your wingman? You know...walk around with you and read while you do stuff?"
...and that's why I love third grade.