Crossroads Cafe School Involvement Handbook--TVCC
UNIT 14—LIFE GOES ON
Story: Mr. Brashov suffers a mild heart attack and has to spend some time in the hospital. Jess takes charge at the restaurant, and, with teamwork, things run smoothly during Mr. Brashov’s absence. Mr. Brashov wonders if anyone even misses him. Another patient dies, and Victor is sad. He also has a problem with the hospital food. He is glad to be released from the hospital.
Make-up Work: Find out what the school’s policy is regarding make-up work. How can parents get the homework assignments? Can a classmate of the child bring the assignments to the home?
Discuss the school’s policy regarding absences and illness. Do parents need to call the school when the child is sick? Do parents need to write an excuse? What is the difference between an excused and unexcused absence?
Writing: Students practice writing notes to the child’s teacher.
Find out: What happens in the case of a chronic, long-term illness or hospitalization? How does the child keep up when he or she can not attend school for a long period of time?
Read an article about children with long-term illnesses. For example: http://www.aacap.org/publications/factsfam/illness.htm
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day, by Judith Viorst (about having a bad day)
Let’s Play as a Team, by P.K. Halliman (about teamwork)