While we can't celebrate in school, almost all of my students are telling me that Christmas is Sunday, and talking about Santa and what presents they are getting.
On Friday I will finally be spilling the beans about my little bean. This week I finally got some of the girls saying "you look like you have baby" but I've just brushed them off. I wanted to read "Our Teacher' Having a Baby" by Eve Bunting, but it is out of print. My school library does not have it, and the public libraries don't have it either. To order it at Barnes and Nobel would cost me $40, and on Amazon it costs upwards of $90! So while it was the perfect story (I mean, the students are in First grade! That's not a coincidence!) it was just not in the cards for me to use it. Instead, I'm making my own book. I still need to put it all together, and print it out, but here's what it will say:
Mrs. S---'s Surprise
My name is Mrs. S---.
And this is Mr. S---.
We met in College and even graduated together!
We got married in 2009.
This is our cat Grover (he thinks he is a dog!).
There are just 2 people in our family… but I have a surprise!
I am going to have a baby!
This is a picture of my baby. We do not know if it will be a boy or a girl. We will find out when the baby is born in April.
I'm going to include pictures of Grover, Adam, and the baby bump. I wonder how many of my students will say "I knew that" when I read this book. I also wonder how oblivious they are to my big ol' belly....
I mean- REALLY?!- You don't notice how big it is? Or you just think I'm fat.. which I totally get.. but come on- that's a baby!