One of my students had a fever last night, but seemed fine this morning, so his mother sent him to school, but called to let us know.
Well, by about 10:15, he looked exhausted and was burning up, so we took his temperature and it had shot up again. He just appeared at the door (the rest of the kids are in Art) with a buddy.
"I have to go home!" he told me, in tears. "But I want to stay! And learn!"
We gave him love as we got his backpack and sent him down to the clinic to wait for his mom.
I just thought... how amazing is it that kids in our school do everything they can to stay IN school, that they don't want to leave. ♥