"Teacher, my tummy hurts."
I'm sure every teacher has heard this uttered from just about every kid in their class at one time or another. When I do, I ask the usual questions before sending them to see the nurse: Do you need
to use the restroom? Do you need a drink? Do you feel like you're going to throw up? Then I feel their forehead to see if they have a temperature. After my quick evaluation, I send them to the office to see the nurse who is only here 3 hours in the morning. Otherwise, the secretary has to take care of the kids. If the nurse sends them back to the room because they have no temperature, then I use my final resouce...Dr. Daschund...or as we call her...Dr. D.
Dr. D. is able to give out peppermints to kids with a tummyache.
Of course, you have to write your name and stamp the date
on Dr. D.'s notebook after taking a peppermint so she knows that you're not coming
to see her just for the peppermints.
Sometimes a peppermint can make all the difference.
Thanks, Dr. Daschund!
Dr. Daschund in her office in Room 5