I've had a sub in my classroom for the past two weeks. The kids don't know why I have been gone. They didn't know I was pregnant, but I know there are going to be questions when I come back because I teach 5th grade and they are nosey...lol! I don't want to tell them I was sick because that would imply I am all better and I'm not since I still have a lot of pain during the day. I'm hoping I can get away with saying I had to have an operation on my tummy and that's that...
Re: Back to work on Monday, what should I tell my students?
Tell them you had your appendix out. Lol. That will help explain your surgery, stitches and pain during the day.
Or something along those lines.
I think that telling them you had surgary and that you're still not feeling 100% is a good explanation. They might ask why, but maybe you can deflect that by responding quickly. After you tell them you had surgary, turn it around and say something like,"And I missed you a lot! What have you been learning?" or "How was ________?" (insert event at your school).
When I returned to school after my loss, the worst part for me was the other teachers. I was new to the district this year and really didn't know anyone very well. The first person to see me started grilling me about where I'd been and I totaly cracked. BUT it turned out she was 15 weeks pregnant after THREE blighted ovums. She teared up and I knew she felt horrible.
I hope everything goes well for you Monday!