Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The One With No Voice

I was sick with stomach flu Thursday and Friday.  I had a sore throat all weekend and the result was a loss of my voice.  I mean 100% loss of voice.

I woke up this morning not being about to talk at all.
The best I could manage was a very quiet whisper.

I don't know that I have ever been so thankful for technology.

As a means of communicating with my students today, I opened up Microsoft Word on my computer and turned the projector on.  

My students absolutely loved this.  

One of my favorite moments from the day was when a kid told the rest of the class to be quiet and listen.  Haha!  She quickly said "I mean read"

Their favorite moments from the day would probably be when I would type their names to call on them.  They thought this was too funny.

Honestly, they were probably on their best behavior today.  They were so sweet.  A few of them would whisper back to me.  Cracked me up!!

I'm curious.  Have you ever lost your voice?  How did you conduct class?  Or did you stay home?

I'm praying my voice returns tomorrow.  Though I may not let my students know if it does just to keep that good behavior. :)


  1. This is too funny! My kids were always better behaved when I was sick, too. I should have faked it at least once :)

  2. I think they can tell when you are faking. It is surprising!

  3. I am just now getting my voice back!! I lost my voice for almost 5 days!! As a teacher no voice is absolute torture!! Glad you are better :)

    Hoot Hoot Hooray!

  4. I've been there. I also added directions to my powerpoint and had a student read the name sticks that I drew. Students were fairly well behaved during the morning, and my voice came back as the day continued.