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Just wanted to pop in here and join this board I haven't really ventured out from my playroom board, so I wanted to check out some other groups.
I am a teacher, just haven't started working yet! I graduated in May one week after my son was born. I could not make myself start applying because I found it way to hard to leave him.... I did my student teaching in the spring and saw how much work is involved with teaching. I just could not imagine raising a baby and starting my first year as a teacher!
So I decided to stay home this first year, and start applying next school year. I am praying I find something, but right now theres one job for every 300 hundred teachers (at least it seems that way!) I am scared I won't be able to find a job. But I'm hoping!
How do you all manage your family and teaching?
Thanks Kiliki for the siggie!
Welcome! I'm Lisa and I'm mom to a 4 (almost 5!) year old and I teach 2nd grade. It is definitely a challenge working full time and being a mom. I also have a direct sales job too, so I stay busy. I really try to schedule time for working and a time for family...b/c I can't stand when working takes over the family time. I can say my hours teaching were a LOT longer when I first started. It was hard for me to leave my classroom. After I got married and had my son, my priorities were changed so I had to spend less time at school. I just know that my pile will still be there when I come back the next day.
Keep us updated with the job search! Would you consider a long term sub job or something similar if you don't get a full time job right away?