So...back at the beginning of November (yes, I haven't blogged in FOREVER) I told my class I was pregnant. I waited until then because well...I wasn't showing and I didn't have to tell them or their parents yet :) I decided to tell them by reading the book "I Heard Said the Bird". It is a cute book about some farm animals talking about the "new one" that is coming. The students were trying to guess who the "new one" was. In the end it is a new baby that the farmer and his wife had. I knew the students wouldn't put two in two together that I was expecting so then we played "telephone" and I whispered in my students ear "I heard said the bird, that Mrs. Butler is having a baby!". There were only about 2 who actually got it but once a few caught on, so did the rest of them. They were so excited!
We sat and talked, I answered all of their many funny questions and then they wrote in their journal about the news they had just heard. There were some adorable journal entries. Here is one of my favorites:
"Mrs. Butler is having a baby. I am so excited. I can't wait. He is a baby boy. I love him. This is her first baby, I can't wait to see you.