How I Told My Class A Secret!

Find out how this teacher told her class she was expecting with a FUN secret word search and learning activities that lasted all day! This is an awesome pregnancy announcement pack for teachers!

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.

Find out how this teacher told her class she was expecting with a FUN secret word search and learning activities that lasted all day! This is an awesome pregnancy announcement pack for teachers!
 As they started to get to the end of the puzzle, I heard little gasps and “ooooo!” around the room. The little girls all had big smiles on their faces.
Find out how this teacher told her class she was expecting with a FUN secret word search and learning activities that lasted all day! This is an awesome pregnancy announcement pack for teachers!

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!!

Find out how this teacher told her class she was expecting with a FUN secret word search and learning activities that lasted all day! This is an awesome pregnancy announcement pack for teachers!

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:

Find out how this teacher told her class she was expecting with a FUN secret word search and learning activities that lasted all day! This is an awesome pregnancy announcement pack for teachers!
 Then, we turned our pictograph into a bar graph.  They also had to tell me why they thought I was having a boy or a girl.
Find out how this teacher told her class she was expecting with a FUN secret word search and learning activities that lasted all day! This is an awesome pregnancy announcement pack for teachers!
 We played Addition Bottle Battle with partners. This was a fun roll and add game!
Find out how this teacher told her class she was expecting with a FUN secret word search and learning activities that lasted all day! This is an awesome pregnancy announcement pack for teachers!
 We also had a little probability lesson. The students had to spin their paperclip twenty times and tally their results.
Find out how this teacher told her class she was expecting with a FUN secret word search and learning activities that lasted all day! This is an awesome pregnancy announcement pack for teachers!
 After twenty spins, they wrote down what their teacher was having based on their results.
Find out how this teacher told her class she was expecting with a FUN secret word search and learning activities that lasted all day! This is an awesome pregnancy announcement pack for teachers!

They wrote down their favorite names to help my husband and I when we pick one out.

Find out how this teacher told her class she was expecting with a FUN secret word search and learning activities that lasted all day! This is an awesome pregnancy announcement pack for teachers!

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!

Find out how this teacher told her class she was expecting with a FUN secret word search and learning activities that lasted all day! This is an awesome pregnancy announcement pack for teachers!

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!!

Find out how this teacher told her class she was expecting with a FUN secret word search and learning activities that lasted all day! This is an awesome pregnancy announcement pack for teachers!
Find out how this teacher told her class she was expecting with a FUN secret word search and learning activities that lasted all day! This is an awesome pregnancy announcement pack for teachers!
If you’re interested in using this little pack I made for your own pregnancy announcement, or if you have a friend or family member who might want to use it for their class announcement party, I’ve uploaded the pack to my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
You can find it HERE or by clicking on the image below.
Thank you SO much for letting me share this special time in our lives with you!
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Find out how this teacher told her class she was expecting with a FUN secret word search and learning activities that lasted all day! This is an awesome pregnancy announcement pack for teachers!

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24 Comments

  1. Congratulations friend! This is such a special time in your life, and what a fun way to share it with your students! When I shared with my students a few years ago when we were having our first baby they were so excited they ran around the school telling everyone! I'm so glad you are feeling better now!!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade 

  2. Congratulations! I love your collection of celebration activities that practice important skills. Please keep us updated!

    Hey—here's an idea… Why don't you run a baby naming contest on your blog? That way, you can just use a random number generator to decide the moniker. 🙂 Now, THAT would be Blogger Commitment! <3

  3. Great news! I'll forward the activities on to my grade level partners. My two babies are in college now! Enjoy every minute. When people tell you it goes by quickly, they are not kidding!

  4. Congratulations! I am expecting this January and FREAKING out about going on leave! If you have any tips for that, I would love to hear them! This packet is super cute & such a fun way to tell your kiddos! I was already showing at the beginning of the school year so it wasn't a secret but I love how you have them write letters to the baby! Congratulations again!

    Heidi
    Droppin' Knowledge

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