To get ready for next year, I spent some time today making student birthday cards. I like to get them done in the summer so I don't have to worry about them during the school year.
On the day of a student's birthday I leave their card out by my attendance sticks so each student can sign it as they enter the classroom. We present the birthday boy or girl with their birthday card and a fun birthday pencil when we sing to them. The birthday boy or girl loves getting their bi
Birthdays are always exciting when teaching younger grades. One thing I like to do to get the whole class involved with celebrating birthdays is to write a birthday book. This birthday book serves as a special keepsake for the birthday boy or girl and fun writing practice for the rest of the class.
First, I help the class brainstorm reasons why we want the birthday boy or girl to have a Happy Birthday. Some of my favorite reasons they have come up with are: you are nice