March 2014 Moms

Calling all Teachers!!

I know we found out awhile back that there were a bunch of teachers expecting in March...and I wanted to do another GTKY

Will you be state testing when your baby is due?

Will you be able to take the rest of the school year off?

When do you plan on telling your Principal? And when will you tell your co-workers?

When does school start back up for you?

When or how do you plan on telling your kids?

Evelyn - 3/15/14

 

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    I will start!!!

    Will you be state testing when your baby is due? We will be Sad

    Will you be able to take the rest of the school year off? I'm hoping between maternity leave and accumulated leave days that I can take the rest of the year off.

    When do you plan on telling your Principal? And when will you tell your co-workers? I will tell my P when we go back for inservice. Everyone else will wait until I have my 12 week appt.

    When does school start back up for you? Aug. 13th for teachers - Aug. 19th with kids

    When or how do you plan on telling your kids?I'm not sure...I'm waiting to hear from others Wink

     

    Evelyn - 3/15/14

     

  • We do state testing in October, thank goodness! 

    I could take the rest of the year off, but I think I will probably go back after 6 weeks. From what I hear babies are expensive  :) 

    I plan to tell everyone when we head back. I am a special education teacher and have some pretty aggressive students, so I think it would be best for baby's safety if everyone knows.

    Open house is August 29th and the first day back is the day after labor day.

    I plan on letting the kiddos figure it out naturally. Most of them wouldn't understand anyways :)  

    Believe it or not I am so ready to head back to school, I miss my kiddos.  

                          

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  • image DiMama:

    I know we found out awhile back that there were a bunch of teachers expecting in March...and I wanted to do another GTKY

    Will you be state testing when your baby is due? Yep. It's the week my home room is supposed to take HSPA

    Will you be able to take the rest of the school year off? I plan on it

    When do you plan on telling your Principal? And when will you tell your co-workers? I don't have to tell my P because I'm in hs but I do have to tell my curriculum director. I will tell my co teacher very soon because it majorly affects his year as well.

    When does school start back up for you? September 3rd

    When or how do you plan on telling your kids? I figure it will become obvious and they'll start asking questions.

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    I know we found out awhile back that there were a bunch of teachers expecting in March...and I wanted to do another GTKY

    Will you be state testing when your baby is due? Yes, I will probably be out for the March and May testing

    Will you be able to take the rest of the school year off? hoping to or may go back for June

    When do you plan on telling your Principal? And when will you tell your co-workers? Tell my principal when I go back and the rest of the staff at staff meeting... that is how our principal does it.  People are going to be shocked because we thought we were one and done.  And I am 37.

    When does school start back up for you? Right before Labor Day

    When or how do you plan on telling your kids? I don't :) They just figured it out last time.


     

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  • Will you be state testing when your baby is due? Yes, but I'm a music teacher, so I just help with the testing...its a little different.

    Will you be able to take the rest of the school year off?  I dont know if I want to.  Depending on when the baby actually comes, its only 2-3 weeks I would have to teach before summer break.

    When do you plan on telling your Principal? And when will you tell your co-workers?  I'm going to tell my principals (I have two...I'm at two schools) when I am 10 weeks.  And my co-workers at 12 weeks.

    When does school start back up for you?  School will start back up right when I hit 12 weeks (end of August)

    When or how do you plan on telling your kids?  I haunt decided that yet....being a music teacher I have a lot of them :)

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    I know we found out awhile back that there were a bunch of teachers expecting in March...and I wanted to do another GTKY

    Will you be state testing when your baby is due? Yep

    Will you be able to take the rest of the school year off? Most of it- I'm on a year round contract b/c I'm an administrator.

    When do you plan on telling your Principal? And when will you tell your co-workers? I'm hoping to wait till 14 weeks. We have 2 teachers who are also having baies in the spring. I think my news will Not exactly be cause for a happy dance. They"ll just have to get over it!!

    When does school start back up for you? Kids come at end of August

    When or how do you plan on telling your kids? they can just wonder why I'm getting fatter. 

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  • I was still teaching when I was pregnant with my son. Can I still contribute? Smile

    Will you be state testing when your baby is due? I was due in May and state testing was also in May - A week before my due date. I originally planned to start my leave that week and not be there for testing, but I had a very strong feeling my son would come late, so I decided to stay and start leave the next week. It was really easy.

    Will you be able to take the rest of the school year off? I was able to take the rest of the school year off, but I didn't have enough sick time saved up to cover it all, so a week of my coverage came out of my pay check.

    When do you plan on telling your Principal? And when will you tell your co-workers? I told my principal and co-workers when we let everyone else know, around 12-14 weeks. I was close friends with a few of my co-workers, and they knew earlier but kept the secret.

    When does school start back up for you? School starts at the end of August here. I took a year off and then decided not to go back at all, so I'm a SAHM now.

    When or how do you plan on telling your kids? I taught 8th grade, and my students started to suspect I was pregnant earlier than I thought they would. One of them finally asked me in class right before Thanksgiving break (around 15-16 weeks) and I didn't deny it. Word spread pretty quickly during the next passing period.

     

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  • Will you be state testing when your baby is due? I teach 1st, so no state testing for me

    Will you be able to take the rest of the school year off? I'm hoping to take the rest of the year off. Fingers crossed

    When do you plan on telling your Principal? And when will you tell your coworkers? When school starts since I'll be 12 weeks.

    When does school start back up for you? August 27th

    When or how do you plan on telling your kids? I think I'll wait until I'm showing a lot and they start asking. Hoping to wait until after first report card conferences!
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  • Will you be state testing when your baby is due? Yes, It is usually in April

    Will you be able to take the rest of the school year ? Yes we are no longer allowed to come back mid marking period from what I understand in my new contract

    When do you plan on telling your Principal? When is the bedt time?? probably soon after i return
    coworkers? After 12 weeks

    When does school start back up for you? Sept 3 for teachers

    When or how do you plan on telling your kids? When someone asks
  • "I plan to tell everyone when we head back. I am a special education teacher and have some pretty aggressive students, so I think it would be best for baby's safety if everyone knows."....

     

    I just wanted to tell you to be extra careful.  A very close friend of mine is a special education teacher in an AU classroom.  She was attacked 2 times by this student and it sent her to the ER with trauma to the baby.  She is now home on bed rest until her due date...Aug. 29th and was having contractions clear back in April when it happened.  Shes still having a horrible time.  

     

    So please be careful, and consider asking to be moved from the classroom if you have aggressive students and put on a temporary assignment.   



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  • Will you be state testing when your baby is due?
    I teach Kindergarten so there is not the true high stakes testing, but we will be doing some testing in March and beyond.

    Will you be able to take the rest of the school year off?
    I probably could if I don't plan on returning, which I'm debating about I may substitute teach in the Fall, but we don't have a paid maternity leave so it can be up to 12 weeks that we take.

    When do you plan on telling your Principal? And when will you tell your coworkers?
    I will tell my principal when I have a viable pregnancy. Coworkers will probably just find out through the grapevine. I don't want to make a big deal.

    When does school start back up for you?
    Our monthlong training starts Monday and the kids come back August 19th.

    When or how do you plan on telling your kids?
    I will probably wait until a kid or parent asks me.
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  • image DiMama:
    I know we found out awhile back that there were a bunch of teachers expecting in March...and I wanted to do another GTKYp
    Will you be state testing when your baby is due?

    I teach preschool special ed. But when we are due, we will be in the middle of transitions to kindergarten. I am already stressed about this.

    Will you be able to take the rest of the school year off?

    Hoping to but if baby comes two weeks early like DS, not sure if it will work.

    When do you plan on telling your Principal? And when will you tell your coworkers?

    Probably once school starts. Or after labor day.

    When does school start back up for you?

    We start back on the 12th. Less than a month left. Mobile sad face.

    When or how do you plan on telling your kids?
    When my belly gets bigger.
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  • Will you be state testing when your baby is due? i teach at a catholic high school so we dont have testing but i will miss final exams.

    Will you be able to take the rest of the school year off? I'm hoping to with all my sick days and leave. Nervous about depleting all my days.

    When do you plan on telling your Principal? And when will you tell your coworkers? Going to tell my principal when I see her in aug and ill email or tell everyone at our in service since its only my 11 week at that point I doubt waiting a week will make much of a difference

    When does school start back up for you? Teachers is day after Labor Day. Kids are the wed

    When or how do you plan on telling your kids? Probably will project it for my upperclassman who I've had before and maybe nonchalantly mention it to my new freshman who don't know me yet.
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    Will you be state testing when your baby is due?
    I teach kindergarten, so we don't have state testing, but I'll miss at least one round of benchmark testing

    Will you be able to take the rest of the school year off?
    I'm hoping to come back for the last 2 weeks in June

    When do you plan on telling your Principal? And when will you tell your coworkers?
    I will tell my principal when we start back to school since I will have just made it to the 2nd trimester. I'll probably tell coworkers around the same time

    When does school start back up for you?
    We start back the week after Labor Day

    When or how do you plan on telling your kids?
    I'm not sure yet I don't plan to tell them right away, but I haven't given it too much thought yet
  • my state will test probably again in the middle of may.

     

    baby is expected in march, right before spring break.

    i plan to take the rest of the year off for precaution purposes since i have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, plus 12 weeks runs 2 weeks before school ends.

    not sure when to tell principal.  however, i plan to be 10 weeks when school starts. i teach an elective class, so something is going to have to be worked out.

    we start in mid aug.

     

    i'm not telling my students.  they are middle school so they will kind of figure it out when they see me grow.  i'm holding off telling folks because of history of losses, plus i'm 40 now and some folk ignorantly frown and/or joke about being older and prego. 

     

    my kid goes to the school i teach at, so i am trying to assist her in all this as well. she already knows.

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    I know we found out awhile back that there were a bunch of teachers expecting in March...and I wanted to do another GTKY

    Will you be state testing when your baby is due? No, I teach special education and my students are exempt. I have an alternate form of assessments I do, which I might miss and am ok with Big Smile

    Will you be able to take the rest of the school year off? That is the plan. I usually work summers though for a 30 day program, so I may go back in July.

    When do you plan on telling your Principal? And when will you tell your co-workers? I told them at 8 weeks last time because I was interviewing for my position. I'm hoping to make it another month without showing and then telling them in September.

    When does school start back up for you? September 4th.

    When or how do you plan on telling your kids? Not sure, I was able to selectively tell people and hide it when I wanted until about 24 weeks last time. I am sure that won't be the case this time!


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    I know we found out awhile back that there were a bunch of teachers expecting in March...and I wanted to do another GTKY

    Will you be state testing when your baby is due?

    No, I teach 3rd and we do state testing, but for whatever reason we do it in the fall.  (It makes NO sense.)

    Will you be able to take the rest of the school year off?

    Probably not, but I'm hoping to do what I did last time around and do the last 2 weeks as half days instead of coming back for 1 full week.

    When do you plan on telling your Principal? During inservice week.  And when will you tell your co-workers?  I'll probably tell my team and couple of better friends before the end of summer.

    When does school start back up for you?  After Labor Day.

    When or how do you plan on telling your kids? Probably after a month or so of school.  I'm thinking I'll do a math riddle and say how can my husband, son and I add to 4.   With LO #1 I was a little father along at the start of the year so I did it in my "get to know" me power-point.  After the pictures of all my pets I had coming soon and the ultra-sound picture.

     

    This doesn't really fit a question. . . but I'm planning to go for my National Board Certification this year.   There is a group of us doing it.  So now I'm a little worried about getting all the work done before baby arrives.  (Although some of it I can do on mat. leave, but that'll be tricky with an active toddler and nursing newborn.)

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  • So I am not teaching right now, but I work for a non-profit that trains teachers, so I work on a similar schedule.

    Will you be state testing when your baby is due? My new teachers will be in the middle of testing, but my program assesses teachers for certification, as well, and that will be taking place then, too,

    Will you be able to take the rest of the school year off?  I plan to take off the rest of the school year, and am hoping to take off our 6-week training program that starts in June, as well, but I think that may be a stretch.

    When do you plan on telling your Principal? And when will you tell your co-workers?  We have a conference in September, which is right about the time I hit 2nd trimester.  Since I won't be able to drink that should be a pretty good give away.  I'll probably tell my boss a few days before and everyone else at the conference.

    When does school start back up for you?  I work in several school districts, so they start at different times, but most start in early to mid-August.

    When or how do you plan on telling your kids? I may let my teachers figure it out on their own.  Or I may end up making an announcement at one of our meetings, but haven't made up my mind yet.

     


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    Will you be state testing when your baby is due? I'm due on March 22 and testing is over on March 15. I teach junior high special education so it will be a stressful tme. Although we do have parent teacher conferences on my due data.

    Will you be able to take the rest of the school year off? Nope. I will have to go back for 13 days. I don't have enough sick days accumulated. 

    When do you plan on telling your Principal? And when will you tell your co-workers? I will tell my principal within the first week of school. And then I'll tell my coworkers once I hit 12 weeks. 

    When does school start back up for you? August 19th

    When or how do you plan on telling your kids? When I was pregnant with my dd one of my students asked if I was pregnant and playing dumb I said "No, what makes you think that?" His response was"Because you are getting fat" ahh the honesty of junior high students. I'll let them figure it out on their own again this time.  



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