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5 Adorable Ideas for How to Tell Your Students You Are Pregnant

Inside: 5 ideas of how to tell your students you are pregnant

Pregnancy announcements are all over social media. Cute memes, photos, and videos cover our timelines. You may already have a plan on how to tell your family about your new arrival (or arrivals for you moms of multiples), but are you wondering how to tell your students you are pregnant? Here are some fun ways to announce your pregnancy to your students.

Gender Reveal Class Graph- 5 Adorable Ideas for How to Tell Your Students You Are Pregnant

Announce on your own time… but not too soon.

Remember, your pregnancy is your story to share. Even younger students will notice that some changes are occurring, perhaps even before you start showing physically. Share your pregnancy when you feel comfortable. For many teachers, that can be after the first ultrasound or trimester. If you are finding out the gender of your baby, you may wait until that time to share your news. Make sure if you choose to tell your colleagues before your students that they know the news is yours to share.

It may be difficult to decide how to tell your students you are pregnant, but no matter how you do it, know that your students will be excited to be on this journey with you. Be open, but also know that you may choose to keep some things (like the name and gender) to yourself. Enjoy your announcement, and let your students share in your joy!

So here are 5 adorable ideas for how to tell your students you are pregnant!

Try a baby-themed lesson.

Bring out the baby-related story problems in math (you can find tons of these to use in my Maternity Leave Sub Plans). Read a short story about a new addition to a family. Have your kids come up with synonyms for baby (as a noun or a verb). Talk about the different terms for babies or offspring in the animal community. String a few of these lessons together. Perhaps, one of your more perceptive students will figure out the theme before the end of the day. However, your culminating activity can be the big reveal when you let your class know that you will be having your own little fawn (kid, tadpole, singlet, etc.)!

Show them with sweets.

Kids love candy! Hand out your favorite “baby”-related sweets and have the students write about what they have in common. A few favorites include Runts, Baby Ruth, Sugar Babies, and Baby Bottle Candy Dippers. Make sure to check for student allergies before passing out the treats. Other healthier alternatives would be baby carrots or “mini” sized snacks like marshmallows or crackers. After snack and writing time is complete, talk with your kids before the big reveal to see if they can figure out the theme!

Use a puzzle or secret message for students to decode

Try out Wife Teacher Mommy’s Class Pregnancy Announcement Activities. It includes math and ELA pregnancy secret message puzzles for grades K-5. Your students will be so excited when they find out what the secret message is!

Plus, this classroom pregnancy announcement printable pack has all the answers for how to tell your students you are pregnant- an intro activity, a “My Teacher is Having a Baby” writing activity, and handouts are included!

Write a letter.

For some of your students, your pregnancy can be a scary time. When they realize you will be leaving (for at least a six-week period) once the baby arrives, they may have a hard time with the change.

Start your announcement by writing a letter to your class about how important they are to you. Share a little bit of your personal story and how excited you are for them to go through this journey with you. Explain that you might be missing some time for appointments and that you’ll be gone when the baby comes, but you trust that they will do their very best, and you can’t wait for them to meet your child!

Have your family make the announcement.

If you have other children, especially if they are in your school, it may be fun to have them come to your classroom and announce that they are going to be a big brother or sister. You could make it part of a classroom-sharing activity.

Let each child share something special, then have your own come in and give the big news! If this child will be your first, you could still share the news with your spouse or significant other. Allow your class to get a glimpse of your family. You are not just their teacher; you’re a mom too!

Do a gender reveal with your class

Once you have figured out how to tell your students you are pregnant, you may want to do a gender reveal with your students. It’s a fun way to keep your students excited!

You can use our Classroom Gender Reveal Activity. It has everything you need to do these activities in your classroom:

  • Gender Prediction Writing Activity (3 differentiated leveled pages!)
  • Class graph labels, footprints for student votes, and banner for your whiteboard (color and black and white versions included)
  • Individual student graphing pages (lower-grade and upper-grade versions included! Pie chart also included for upper grades)
  • “It’s a Boy” and “It’s a Girl” Banners (color and black and white included)
  • Question mark pages to decorate your gender reveal box
  • Post- Reveal “My Name for the Baby Boy/Girl” writing activity (3 differentiated leveled pages!)
  • Instructions and lesson plans are included to ensure everything goes smoothly!

Learn more in this blog post How to Do A Gender Reveal With Your Students.

Once you have figured out how to tell your students you are pregnant it’s time to start preparing for your teacher maternity leave! We have even more maternity resources to help you!

Do you want a free sample of our maternity leave sub plans? Grab your freebie here!

What are some other fun ways to announce your pregnancy to students? I’d love to hear about them!

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