Adventures in First Grade

Monday, January 2, 2012

My Stinky Day

I had a stinky day today.  It might be assumed that it was because today was our first day back from winter break.  Nope.  When I say stinky, I mean STINKY!

I walked into my classroom this morning excited to be implementing Daily Five for the first time.  I came in, put my stuff down, and caught a whiff of....something.  I sniffed around and determined that, yes, I was in fact, smelling......a dead mouse. 

At the beginning of the day, I couldn't really tell where the smell was coming from.  I sprayed with room spray, but then I just smelled cinnamon flavored dead mouse.  Trust me, this will NOT become a new Yankee Candle scent!

As the day wore on, I figured it out.  It was in the HEATER!  While my kids were in their encore class, I ran walked quickly down to the office to let them know.  Thankfully a couple of wonderful, kind, brave maintenance men arrived and took apart my heater.  And there it was.  Well, I didn't actually SEE it.  I am a wimp and I was hiding in another classroom.  They removed it and I am now free of the dead mouse, but not yet free of the stink!

If today was your first day back, I hope that it smelled better then mine!

Happy Monday!


  1. Yuck!!!! I hope tomorrow is better for you!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  2. Oh no...not another yankee candle scent...HA! That would have had me in a tizzy for sure...way to start your week off with a bang, huh?

    Tomorrow has got to be less stinky, eh?

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  3. Ewwww! Hoping it's gone tomorrow - I've had that happen at home before and it's horrible trying to get rid of the smell.


  4. oooh yiicckkk.. I would've totally hid in another classroom too!

  5. Oh goodness!!!!!!! I'm sorry my dear!!!! Better luck tomorrow....probably no dead mice, right?

  6. nothing worse except maybe thought of a LIVE brother or sister lurking around somewhere. lol Good luck!

  7. OH MY GOSH! How dumb am I? I hadn't even THOUGHT of the umpteen brothers and sisters running around...alive! GULP!

    Thanks for the thoughts girls...I hope that everyone else has a rodent-free first day!

  8. Yuck! But at least they found it. Hope tomorrow is more pleasant. :)

    Kimberley @ 1st in Maine

  9. @ Barbara: Okay...I did feel a little bad for it...especially when I remembered that at this time last year, our One School, One Book reading project was "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh!"