After having a mini-breakdown in my melodramatic post on Tuesday afternoon, I was actually able to come to a decision that I'm very happy with. A third option ended up presenting itself, that I hadn't previously considered, so here's a quick update on what I'll be doing.
I will start my new job tomorrow, and I will work from 12:00-5:30, 5 days a week. I will be an aide around the school doing various jobs, but will primarily be working with the first grade class in order to get to know those students/parents to help me transition into the second grade classroom teacher for next school year. Although the job is kind of a "step down" for me currently, the hours will be great for our current situation with Piper, and it will be a set schedule with consistent pay. The best news is that this will all lead to me having my own classroom again next year!
I spent Wednesday and Friday of last week shadowing the person I will be taking over for, and I think I'm really going to like it. It is at a super cute little private school with great students and parents, as well as small class sizes, so it will be a big departure from what I'm used to (in a good way).
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!