So very quickly my schedule for the fall has changed. I had told my principal a few weeks ago about not coming back next year. I just figured she would say, "Ok, good luck with everything." But no she said, "well, why don't you just teach the first quarter and then we can have a sub teach the rest of the year." By the way the first quarter is two months. That totally threw me off. I had completely checked out of teaching. I even pretty much packed up my entire room. I know you might be thinking that it doesn't sound fair to the kids. I have been struggling with that. Although, kids adjust easier than you think. They will probably forget all about me. And that is just fine.
I just figured it would be better to be busy for a few months and earn some more money than to be at home alone. Six months would be a long time to not work.
We have a family reunion the entire first week of teacher meetings before school starts. So I told her I wouldn't be there, and then I figured she would say oh, well then never mind. But she said, "oh no problem I totally understand". NICE! Teacher meetings are the worst anyway. So I would show up the first day of school; a little crazy. THEN I thought, oh no she thinks I am coming back the next year. So I asked her if she thought that, and she said, "Oh no I figured you were planning on staying home with your kids for a while."
So it's pretty much a sweet deal. I am trying to check back in for a few months. I now need to go to my classroom and organize things again.