Sunday, January 23, 2011

Back to School

One of my Kindergarten classes made drawings that their teacher mailed to me!

Tomorrow I go back to school.  I am thankful that I was able to take 8 weeks to be home with my baby but I know returning to work will be a huge adjustment for all of us!  I was able to visit both schools with baby last week and stop in some of the classrooms to introduce them.  I guess some of the younger students were really concerned because they thought I had been in the hospital the whole time!  The last time most of the students saw me, I looked like this:
I bet I will get some interesting reactions this week!

I will also have several projects to post after I photograph them.  My sub is not an Art teacher but she can follow a lesson plan and has great classroom management so I know she did a great job.  I can't wait to look through the rest of the projects (I peaked at a few last week) to see how the lesson plans worked out.  I will also be posting tips on preparing for maternity (or other) leave since I have had a chance to talk to my sub and see what helped.

It's going to be hard to leave this face!


  1. Congratulations! Take the time to rest! Don't worry about school things now. Beautiful baby. That's so nice of your kids to send you pics.

  2. Welcome back. Turner looks so sweet! Loved the drawing - save them! My son is 22 and I have, stuffed in a box w/his baby book, those same sort of drawing made for me by 1st graders when he was born. The kids who drew them are all grown up now, some of them with kids of their own. Every so often I look at the pics and they still make me smile, as does my son, still, at 22. Congratulations!

  3. Oh my gosh! Your baby is sooooo adorable! I'm feeling for ya, I can only imagine how hard it must be after being able to stay home with him.

    Seems like once you step foot in the classroom no matter how long you've been away it feels like yesterday...I feel like that after summer vacation.

    I do preschool and keep a preschool blog, "Thee days a week" the kids are great and I love them.

    I also have my own blog,"Archie and family"

    Feel free to visit when you have time... Although, I'm sure that's hard to come by these days!!