Happy 100th post to me! That's pretty cool, the post is a big deal and life changing so kinda fun!
This week my principal brought in my "letter of intent" for the 2011-2012 school year. When I saw the letter I told her I would not be signing it and to not expect it back. She said she doesn't like it anymore than I do.
This is a picture of my first 6th grade class. This was my second year of teaching.
For the past 5 years I have checked the Yes box on the letter of intent saying I was returning the following year to teaching. 3 years had a complete yes, the last 2 had a Yes, If I can have part time.
Checking No-that was really hard for me.
I love teaching!! I love the classroom! I love all my students and feeling like I am making a difference. I love interaction with other adults everyday. I love having a reason to wake up and actually get ready in the morning. And not to toot my own horn or anything, but I think I'm a pretty good teacher. It is nice to have a little outlet away from home as well. Brighton and Chris have so much fun together in the mornings, I know they will always have a special bond because of the extra time they are able to spend together. I also love Brighton's daycare that he goes to a few times a week. He is well fed there, gets to interact with other children his age, and learns wonderful things like a letter, number and shape every week. He is great at 2 and wants 2, not 1, of everything. He likes to draw circles, and says the F sound all the time. He eats well there because he sees the other kids eat, and she has taught him the importance of cleaning up.
All this aside, I want to be a stay at home mommy. I have always wanted this, and will have two adorable little boys next year. I miss Brighton the 4 hours I am gone and know I can't get that time back. So, It was time for me to check No.
I will not be returning to the classroom the following year. It will be fun to be with my boys, but I know I will miss teaching. My new role as full time Mom is very exciting, overwhelming, but so important and I can't wait to get started.