Will it BEE a boy or girl? Classroom Gender Reveal
It’s a girl!
My sweet teacher bestie, Mrs. Le, is expecting and today we did a gender reveal with our students. They were so excited!
When the students came in for the day, I had them complete a couple pieces of morning work. First, they had to write down one piece of advice for the new mom to “bee”. Second, they had to write one reason that Mrs. Le would “bee” a great mom. My kids knocked this out of the park! Their responses were both adorable and hilarious!
By the time voting rolled around, they were bursting at the seams. I had students choose a blue or pink bee, depending on what they thought Mrs. Le was having. The students wrote their name on the bee and suggested a name for the baby. Man, oh man! They got so competitive trying to select a unique name that Mrs. Le would actually choose. When the students were done with their bee, they taped it next to the “Girl” or “Boy” beehive posters that I has up on my wardrobe. The students used the data to create a graph and write about their data.
Mrs. Le is actually an expert baker, so she made cake pops for all of our students to reveal the gender. We took the students outside and captured them biting into the pop and going wild! They loved it!
The biggest surprise of the day though, was for me. I have been saying this baby was a girl from the start and I was SO excited for it! I have two girls myself and I couldn’t wait to share that experience with my friend. So Mrs. Le and our other bestie actually hid the news from me! They let me plan the whole reveal thinking that the doctor confirmed she was having a boy. When I stopped snapping pics and finally realized the inside of the kid’s pops were pink (it took me a solid 30 seconds at least) I freaked out! I’m so happy for my friend!
Once everyone was settled, I compiled all of the pieces from the day into a notebook keepsake for Mrs. Le. I even took the voting bees off of the wardrobe and stuck them in the notebook.
Sharing the joy of your baby with your students is truly a wonderful experience. I feel like sometimes as teachers, we can forget how invested the students consider themselves in our lives.
If a classroom gender reveal sounds like your type of shindig and you’re into the “What’s it going to BEE” theme, then you can find the resources I used in my store, HERE.
I am still throwing Mrs. Le a staff baby shower at school, so I’m not done yet! I need all suggestions because a morning baby shower at school definitely has it’s limitations. Please drop my some advice and ideas in the comments!
Talk to you soon,