I fell down the stairs on Christmas Day. It was a bad fall, and I hit my head and was unconscious for a while. I had lots of bruises, and right after it happened my ankle and back both hurt. I didn't find out until last week that I actually broke that ankle. I also fractured one of the bones in my foot. My ankle was healing, but the metatarsal bone was not, and that is why I had to have surgery, to pin the bone back together.
Fortunately, the kids have Mrs. Cummings as their substitute, so I know they are in good hands.
I miss all of you a lot. I hope you are working hard for Mrs. Cummings, and learning everything you can.
Last Thursday I had surgery on my foot. The Podiatrist used a metal pin to fasten the two pieces of broken bone back together. Now my foot can heal correctly. Do you know what a Podiatrist is? It's a doctor who treats patients for problems with their feet and ankles.
You saw the big boot I had on Wednesday. That boot reminded me of Darth Vader.
I live in a two story house. I can't take the scooter up the stairs, and it is too dangerous to use crutches on the stairs, so I have been sleeping in the living room.
I never thought about these things before. I am very thankful that my foot will heal, and I will soon be able to get around more easily.
Have you ever broken a bone or hurt yourself so you couldn't do things that are normally easy for you? How did you solve your problems?
I have never missed this many days of school before, so I miss Phillips and I miss you. Please write a letter to me to tell me what you are doing. Use friendly letter form. Mrs. Cummings will remind you about the parts of a friendly letter. Here are some of the things you could write about.
- What have you learned while I've been gone.
- What book are you reading this week? Tell me a little bit about the book.
- What did you do on your snow day?
- Tell me about your family.
- Write about a time when you were sick or hurt.
- I am getting bored. Tell me about your favorite television show.
- Write about something you want me to know about.
Please have your letter finished and turned into Mrs. Cummings by Friday afternoon. I am really excited to read your letters. One of the other teachers will bring them to me.