The baby is due in August, so it's not a matter of finding a sub or upsetting parents with that this year. She is extremely private herself about many matters. When the assistant principal was out because her father was very sick and later passed away, the kids asked the principal where she was. The principal very coldly and matter of factly told the students that sometimes adults have to go to meetings. Of course, you don't want to compromise the privacy of the assistant principal, but this makes her sound inhuman almost. Would it have been wrong to say she had an ill family member? The students wondered why she was gone for three weeks to meetings. They feel that the principal is cold and hard to relate to often.

AmberBrown-5th graders are 10 to 11 years old. A lot of the parents are actually having babies this year.