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October 1st, 2011, 09:06 PM
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What do you think about telling students about a pregnancy? How would you do it? And when?
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October 2nd, 2011, 05:52 PM
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I teach Kindergarten and I didn't tell them until they asked. I really didn't want to get into that whole conversation with them. I want to say I was 7+ months pregnant before they asked.
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October 2nd, 2011, 06:08 PM
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WOW! My 6th graders two years ago asked me when I was still in the first trimester! And my 7th graders I'm betting are going to ask before too long, I also don't think I can wait past when I get sick.
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October 3rd, 2011, 03:19 PM
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I read a book to my 2nd graders...it was something along the lines of a teacher who is going to have a sub b/c she's having a baby. I was probably 15 weeks or so? It was after I had told all of the other teachers.
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October 3rd, 2011, 07:04 PM
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When I taught 4th grade, I never "officially" told them until the week before I was leaving on maternity leave. I just assumed they knew because I was obviously pregnant. Well, obvious to most, but not all. One little girl, however, couldn't understand why I was going to be out so long. When I explained I was having a baby, she said, "You're pregnant???? I just thought you were getting really fat!"

I guess the lesson here is never assume... (you know the rest!)
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October 4th, 2011, 11:11 PM
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Well, I outted myself way earlier than I planned to cuz 3rd period upset me so bad I told them that it was ridiculous that I should put myself through that stress and they should be ashamed of themselves...needless to say the rest of the day I got congrats from my other classes...not the best way to do it, but it actually worked, they were nice after that...
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October 8th, 2011, 03:10 PM
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I just posted an intro on a separate thread, but to recap, I'm Jenny, due in January, and I teach pre-k. And I'm happy to meet you!

I was 4 months pregnant on Back-to-School Night, so I told the parents that night and hoped they would tell their kids when they felt the time was right. A few of them did, and the next day, the kids came back with congratulations and a lot of questions about it. A few weeks later, one asked me about a field trip, and I told them that it would be hard to plan one because there would be some time when I wouldn't be in school and they'd have a sub -- one of them said, "yeah, you have to take care of your new baby." Lol. They're a sweet group this year, and remarkably understanding!
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October 14th, 2011, 10:38 PM
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Awww, yeah, I loved the congratulations stuff my 7th period made me, they're so great.
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