As most of our parents are aware, Mrs Christie is expecting her first child, and today, the children and teachers held a surprise Baby Shower for her.
The whole school got together this afternoon, greeting Mrs Christie with a big cheer, but Mrs Christie didn’t know what was in store!!!
The children were so enthusiastic to get involved in the games of this celebration, Mrs Christie was quite overwhelmed. The games were as follows:
Is it a Boy or a Girl?
On each table of pupils, they had to coordinate a tally chart with the results of their predictions, Mrs Weston then pulled together the results – the winning prediction was ‘it’s going to be a boy’!
We also did a tally chart to predict what day of the week the baby would be born – it was a joint result between Wednesday or Friday being the predictions.
Changing a nappy…
Does Mrs Christie know how to change a nappy or not? Well she was given the challenge….blindfolded! She managed it, and even had a little cuddle afterwards.
Naming the baby
All the children got a chance to put down their suggested names to help Mrs Christie and her husband decide the name of their child – I wonder if she’ll choose one of the children’s suggestions, we’ll have to wait and see.
Baby food – yummy or disgusting?
First of all the children came up with their own list of ingredients to create homemade baby food……some of them possible contenders whilst others were a little more random!
Once again Mrs Christie was blindfolded to see if she could tell us what ingredients were in the shop-bought baby food; she nearly guessed correctly too.
Estimate and measure
Each table of children were given a piece of string and a pair of scissors. The children had to work together to estimate the circumference of Mrs Christies tummy and cut the string to the correct length. Then we had to check which team of children were the closest – I believe it was Lilia’s table.
To help Mrs Christie and her husband with their first born child, the children had to write down some top tips or draw a picture as guidance for the couple as they venture into this unknown territory!
When things get messy….EUGH!
The final activity of the afternoon, Mrs Christie was blindfolded once again. This time she had to change the baby’s clothes following a messy explosion in the nappy area!!! I think this is the one activity which the children found most hilarious!
Tomorrow will be Mrs Christie’s last day in school before commencing her maternity leave. We want to wish both Mrs Christie and her husband all the very best for this exciting new chapter in their lives.
We will keep you updated with any baby news.