Teachers: Telling your students

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I have no experience with this at all but I’m really curious as to other people’s responses. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

fiji24:  I told my students around 22 weeks. I teach high schoolers, so I did right as I started to show.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

fiji24:  I’m not a teacher, but I coach youth ski racing. My primary group of athletes is 12-14 years old. I told my coworkers at 13 weeks, then I told the parents I’m friendlier with, then mostly everybody just kinda knew (we have about 70 kids on our team so it’s a lot of families!). I don’t think I really told many kids directly. Some are really sweet about it, suggesting baby names, asking to baby-sit, etc, but it doesn’t seem to interest a lot of them (fair enough, they’re there to ski race). I could’ve hidden it forever since I’m wearing lots of puffy layers, but it is nice having it out in the open for sure. Congrats to you, I bet your kids will be sweet about it!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I teach 5th grade and told my students when I was around 10 1/2 weeks if I remember correctly. I had missed school the day before because we were going for an u/s and I was so excited to let them know as to why I had been gone since I’m never out sick.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

fiji24:  I’m not pregnant yet, but we are TTC – if it happens this cycle, I probably won’t be showing by the end of the school year, so I won’t have to deal with telling my students!  🙂

I found some links you should check out though!

http://littlemissglamourgoestokindergarten.blogspot.com/2013/02/how-to-tell-my-students-that-im-pregnant.html

http://community.babycenter.com/post/a15406765/pregnant_teachers-when_do_you_tell_the_kiddos

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I told mine at the beginning of the school year (southern hemisphere – we start our year in Feb) when I was 15 weeks. I’m 20 weeks now and it’s been awesome sharing with them how the baby is growing and changing each week. My class are 6 and 7 year olds and they just learnt today that the baby is a boy as we had our scan this morning. They were so excited and had been taking bets about what it might be and I did a little reveal after lunch when I arrived back. I put up a bunch of blue and white balloons on the whiteboard and underneath a flap of paper I had written “it’s a boy!” then we all ate some lollies together and were really excited. I love sharing everything with them.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I teach third grade and I told my students just a few weeks ago at 15 weeks. They still don’t believe I’m pregnant because I’m not showing much. Well, I’ve been hiding what little bump I have with baggy shirts, but it’s only a matter of time. 🙂

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I told my students shortly after 12 weeks. I teach grade 2 French Immersion. Every monday we use a ruler on the board to show how big the baby should be mesuring. They love commenting on how big I’m getting and parents have been telling me how excited their children are for when baby comes although sad I’ll be leaving in May. 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

When I get pregnant, I’m going to wait til I’m decidedly showing, whenever that is. I teach upper-level high schoolers and they know how babies are made … so the less they are thinking of how I made the baby,.. the better!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I work with teenage boys and didn’t even have to tell them.  A couple called me out at 6 weeks (I still don’t understand how they knew!!) and another one asked me to please stop lying to people when I was about 11 weeks.  I just dodged questions until about 13.5 weeks, and then I started answering honestly when they asked. 

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Busy bee

I teach grades 4-6 and thought it would be funny to wait and see how long it took them to notice/ask. The answer to that question was almost 26 weeks. haha…and I am normally a size 4/6 sooo I really thought it would be sooner. A few said they thought I had just been eating a lot of doughnuts.

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