September 4, 2018

Happy Birthday Students!

Confessions of a Frazzled Teacher

I love celebrating birthdays - my students and my own. Since today is my birthday, I thought I would share (once again) my favorite activities for celebrating my students' birthdays.

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How to Celebrate Student Birthdays

Student Gifts:
I always put a birthday cup on the birthday student's desk before school begins, so they have something to look forward to when they get there. (This past school year, I finally was able to remember the dates easier, because on the school calendar in the front of our classroom, I put all the birthdays up each month.)

Confessions of a Frazzled Teacher
Click the pic to see how to make these cups.

When I get a former student that comes back to give me a cupcake on their birthday, I pull out my birthday box (from the dollar store) and give them a bookmark.  (I don't have the finances to give everyone a Birthday Cup!)


Read Alouds:
This tradition has become a favorite for me.  I filled a dollar store (notice a theme) gift bag up with birthday books.  Students get to pick out the one that they want us to read during our read aloud times. (Please note: the students only pick a book for you to read, they do not keep them.)  Because this is so popular, I even added a Birthday Books reading bin in our classroom library.

Confessions of a Frazzled Teacher

If you are having trouble thinking of birthday books, there are a couple to get you started in the picture above.  I also put some more below to get you started.  They were our classroom favorites.

                  

Extras:
I have created a fun pack of birthday activities that I just put on TPT.  It contains labels for the birthday cups, a spot to record all your students' birthdays, certificates, sheets to create a class book and a few other goodies that I use in my classrom.  Click the pic below to check it out.

Birthdays - Celebrate Your Students

How do you celebrate your students' birthdays?

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