This is from Tuesday. I was feeling under the weather but I still came to school. (I skipped our after school meeting, and it turns out that was a good idea, because I got worse and had to miss school on Wednesday and Thursday.)
But something awesome happened that day. We hired a new math teacher this year who was celebrating his first birthday with us. Usually we get a cake and all meet and sing. But last week, another colleague heard this teacher say he had never had a balloon drop, and he always wanted one. Totally not about his birthday or anything. And so they went out, bought a balloon drop, and got students to blow up the balloons. We blindfolded our new colleague and brought him to the math office, and … well, there are still tons of balloons everywhere in the office, and it’s now Friday. It was awesome. Colorfully awesome.