Hmm...Not sure where to post this, but... My para didn't show up for the first 25 minutes of class this morning. She decided to help out another para friend with something school-related, but never asked me if it was okay or even informed me that she would be arriving to the classroom late. We have a pretty established morning routine that involves her assisting in getting the students off the bus, getting them to the classroom, and doing all the morning stuff - handing out breakfasts, taking the lunch count, assisting with morning work, etc. Because she wasn't there, I was doing it all by myself while managing my BD student's morning meltdown. I got frustrated and when a student asked me for help with his work I said something to the effect of "I can't help you right this second and I have no idea where Ms. P is" with a judgmental tone. It was at that exact moment that she walked in and gave me quite a look. I know it was unprofessional of me and I regret that. I'm slightly paranoid that she would complain about me to admin, but that would mean having to explain that she chose not to show up in the classroom for almost a half an hour without informing me of this choice. Anyway, do you think I should I apologize to her? Keep in mind, I'd only be doing this because I want to be professional, and I'm a bit afraid that this would open the floodgates to a full argument. Or, do you think I should go to my admin and explain what happened just in case she decides to complain about me? It's so awkward to me that we do not even pretend to be cordial to each other anymore and this morning's events aren't going to help.