Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Thank You / Words with 5th Graders

Thank you all for your responses to my request for advice last night. I was really freaking out, and your suggestions really helped. I tried to meet with my principal today... but that was impossible, so instead I e-mailed her and explained the situation. Hopefully I will hear back from her sometime tomorrow.

The part I left out yesterday is that my principal really wants me to send a letter home to parents before I say anything to my kids. That is why I was worried about a kid asking me. I don't want to lie, but I want to respect administrations wishes to inform parents first. It was this delicate balance of waiting as long as possible, but not so long that I was put in an awkward position.

What I've decided (pending approval from admin) is to send home a parent letter tomorrow in their weekly folders. The letter just says that yes, I am pregnant and that it will not affect this year's students as I am not due until the summer. If I send that home tomorrow night, then I can talk to my kids Friday during the day and answer their questions. Basically I'm following the advice of the people who commented yesterday, cause you all were right... I was just too emotional and over analyzing the situation... cause I tend to do that...

On a lighter note, this was a conversation with one of my students today:

Student: Can (other student) and I sit together???? (she was asking to sit with her BFF, whom she is VERY loud with)

Me: Is that a rhetorical question?

Student: I'm not a dinosaur! 

Duely noted! 


  1. Being a teacher must be so funny because the things that come out of kids mouth's are hysterical and so random. I"m glad you were able to find a solution! It stinks being outed before you choose to be, but I think you're taking the right steps to keep everyone in the loop!

  2. I tagged you in a post on my blog if you want to play along!


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