Post # 1
When are you telling your students? I teach kindergarten/first grade combo class so even though I’ve started showing, nobody has said anything. I’ve noticed a couple glance at my stomach — I think they are just wondering what I’ve been eating 😉
When will you tell your kids? How far along?
Post # 2
I have no experience with this at all but I’m really curious as to other people’s responses.
Post # 3
fiji24: I told my students around 22 weeks. I teach high schoolers, so I did right as I started to show.
Post # 4
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!
Post # 5
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.
Post # 6
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!
Post # 7
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.
Post # 8
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. 🙂
Post # 9
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.
Post # 10
- 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!
Post # 11
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.
Post # 12
ladeeeda: I’m sure they would have expected it if you hadn’t told them .. I would imagine you would have to tell high schoolers pretty soon
MrsAKSkier: I’m excited to see their reactions!!
julia924: I’m never out either .. I haven’t had to miss yet for a doctor’s appointment .. thank goodness!
E_Lynne615: thanks so much!!
Wellington Bride: I know they are excited for you! We find out next week — I’m obviously showing .. I’ve noticed some staring at my belly. I don’t know if I want to tell them before or after we find out what it is. Either way we are creating a graph to see who thinks boy and who thinks girl .. I’m thinking I may tell them the day of my appointment
JackieDe: Were they excited or did they not care?? 3rd graders just seem so different to me than any other age — It’s like they are at that transition point in school
Mrs.H2B: that is so cute!
emelee: wow!! that is so funny!
Post # 13
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.