As I am preparing for a microbiology exam and having a conversation with a cousin of mine (a nurse in NY), the conversation of the dreaded first year of school came up. You know, that first year that your child starts school and becomes exposed to so many different bacteria that it seems like your household is always sick. It leaves me wondering... How sick are teachers during their first year? Do Kindergarten teachers get it the worst or is it across the board that a new teacher is going to get sick? Anyone want to share how of they were sick their first year of teaching?