I have been waiting and waiting to share some special news with you.
I usually try not to go overboard with sharing personal news on my teaching blog, but after blogging for almost five years, this is one piece of news that is just too hard to keep from you, as it has already become the most precious and important thing in my life:
We’re having a little baby!!!
My husband and I are thrilled to announce that we are expecting our first child this April. We told family and friends awhile ago, and now I’m so excited to share this with YOU!
If you have wondered why my blogging habits have decreased a bit since the beginning of the school year – now you know why. 🙂 I found out we were expecting before school started and felt awful during the first trimester – hence, it was all I could do to stay awake past 8pm, let alone blog and create! I’m happy to say, however, that I am now almost 17 weeks along and feeling much, much better!!! So, I am slowly getting back into the swing of blogging, creating, and this little thing they call having more energy.
While I am sharing my announcement with you, I thought I would also share how I told my first graders I was having a baby! This year, I have twenty of the most precious little sweethearts you’ve ever met. I wanted to tell them the secret I had been keeping from them since the first day of school in a special and memorable way.
I started off by telling them that I had a secret that I was going to share with them! I gave them a special word search and told them they would have to solve it to find out my secret.
We celebrated the announcement with pink and blue donuts that I had ordered from our local grocery store. They were definitely most excited about the donuts!!
Since my husband and I will not find out the gender for another few weeks, we shook up our morning routine and completed some fun “baby” learning activities! They had a blast!
First, the kids graphed if they thought I will have a boy or a girl:
They wrote down their favorite names to help my husband and I when we pick one out.
They filled out a hilarious information page about the baby “mad libs” style. My favorite is this little boy’s answer: Before the baby comes, my teacher should ___calm down___. HAHA smart kid!
We ended our morning by writing letters to the baby. It was so adorable to read what they wanted the baby to know before it was born. These two were SO sweet!!