Friday, January 28, 2011

Letter Of Intent...

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.


Darci said...

Great post. It's great that you were able to teach for five years! I'm sure that was really hard to check no and it will be an adjustment but probably something you won't regret:)

Megan and Doug Albright said...

A wise person once said: the only constant thing in life is change! Of course we would add: the gospel! as well. this is truly a life changing moment, but choosing to be a full time mom is a great decision, and one that has eternal aspects. You are blessed to be able to make the choice, and you have chosen well! Maybe one day ou can go back to teaching in the school, after you are done teaching in the home! Love you!

Nikki said...

Love love what your mom said so true. I am so excited for you, you will love it.

A Princess World said...

I am so excited for you! I totally agree with your mom on this one. Sometimes things are tight around here $...but I totally see the blessings from staying home with my girls. Those boys are so lucky to have such and awesome mommy! Maybe now we can have a lunch date at Mcdonald's!