“Please excuse Jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it Monday, we thought it was Sunday.”
“I didn’t come to school yesterday because I was feeling like I was going to be sick, but thankfully I wasn’t!”
I am not writing about students absences and excuse notes but I just find those statements humorous to start with. I can’t remember if I had written excuse letters when I was in school but I do remember I had few absences. I went to a public school in my place and telephone was not an ordinary means of communication at that time so we couldn’t call the school to inform our absences. The only thing we could do is to ask someone a favor, in my case, I used to ask my sister to inform my teacher whenever I was sick. Otherwise we could always tell the teacher the next day or when we’re back.
Anyway, I wish to tell my own absences from blogging these past few days and at the same time I wish to express my gratitude to my blog buddies for visiting my blog despite the frequency of my postings. I am obliged to say that I have some priorities that need much attention than blogging. Foremostly, my work has been consuming much of my time these days and my task has been up a notch higher since I was assigned to teach Filipino in the upper secondary education. It needed careful preparation since I would be dealing with students aged 16-20. I met them the first time yesterday and I am already looking forward to meeting them again. I always love to be in front of older students. It’s overwhelming to hear the students speaking in Filipino in a non-Filipino school. I know it will take more days for me to be adjusted to this level of teaching and I’m hoping for the best that I can do. This will be valuable to me and to the students since this is the first Filipino class in the upper secondary level.
It’s just one of the priorities I’m dealing with now. Let me end this post with another funny excuse: “Please excuse me for being absent last week. I am in pursuing my life’s dream and training to become a Master Burger Flipper at McDonald’s.”