Classroom Announcements

April 15, 2016

Hello friends! I want to give a heartfelt THANK YOU for continuing to visit "Mrs. Gold's Class" over the last few years, especially since I haven't been updating the site. As you all know, I took a two year maternity leave from September 2013 through August 2015. Last year, I had to make a final decision if I wanted to return back to my job, or continue to be a stay-at-home-mom. As MUCH as I loved my job, I had to make the best decision for my family, and I opted to resign. I've had some health issues over the last few years as well, and I realized that life is short and I wanted to spend every second I could with my boys. It definitely took me almost a year to accept the fact that I gave up a job I loved, administration and friends whom I was very close to, teaching in one of the best districts of NJ, a tenured position, and years towards my pension and retirement....BUT I have faith that one day I will look back on my decision and not regret it for a minute. And I do plan to go back one day, and have set up steps to prepare myself and my family to get back into teaching- even though it'll be a few years from now.

Right now I am enjoying every minute with my boys. I am the head organizer and calendar planner of a local moms club. I use my teaching skills to lead Mommy & Me Book Clubs each month (with books such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom) and we do crafts, have themed snacks, sing songs, etc... all focused on the book of the month. I set up various field trips each month as well! Recently we had a tour of Chick Fil A and the police station, and coming up we will be touring a farm, a movie studio, and the supermarket. Many things I plan have an educational component, but of course are lots of fun for the kids! In addition to being the organizer of the moms club, I am also head room parent in my older son's first grade classroom! I have so much fun being on the "other side" and helping the teacher out when she needs me, planning the parties, and going on field trips with the class!

Next year my "baby" will be starting preschool if you can believe it! At that time, I plan to start substitute teaching in some local districts! My son's school already knows me well since I've been on the PTA, head room parent, and around a lot, so I hope to show them next year how well I can handle the kids as a substitute teacher!When my little one goes to kindergarten, I hope to get a leave replacement position which will eventually lead me into a full time teaching position once again. So that's my plan, but for now I am really enjoying my job as a stay-at-home mom!

Although I'm no longer teaching at the moment and have no plans to update this website, I do plan to keep it running for those teachers who use it as a resource, and for my old students who are stopping by to say hello and relive old memories! Thank you once again for not forgetting about me, and for visiting me!