Yeah, tis that time of the year to have the compulsory sore throat-which-leads-to-lack-of-voice. Somehow it has to happen at least once a year, most likely twice a year. At times like this, it is best to rest my voice, try not to talk much and drink lots of water, etc. BUT the voice is a teacher's tool of the trade. How do we NOT talk? How do we NOT raise our voices? It is simply NOT possible. It takes longer for a teacher to recover and regain her voice than most other people. So, once or twice a year, I'll have to whisper to my students, if I can manage a whisper. Tomorrow I'm handling Mantap Minda for the BIG group. How I am going to handle that, I have NO idea. Maybe I'll play charade! Or just write out instructions, hah! Sigh!