I don't really feel sick right now, but I just found out that I get 15 sick days in a school year. Which means that since I am only working a half of a year, I should still get at least 7 sick days.
Now, I have never been one to "call in sick" unless I am on death's door. I just don't like doing it. Especially as a teacher, I would always get so far behind from just missing one day. Then there would always be a sub who knew nothing about Algebra or Geometry, who would end up confusing the students even more than they already were.
But with this subject that I am teaching, and with these students, I think that I just might take those days when I feel sick, instead of trying to press through.
In fact, I think I am starting to feel a little ill right now...