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September 4, 2018

Happy Birthday Students! - For Teachers on a Budget

Happy Birthday Students! - For Teachers on a Budget

I love celebrating birthdays - my students and my own. Since celebrating all students' birthdays can get expensive, I've created a few reasonable ways to celebrate, so Happy Birthday Students! - For Teachers on a Budget!

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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 treat.  (I don't have the finances to give everyone a Birthday Cup!)

Here are some things I put inside the birthday box.


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. This keeps costs way down!)  Because this is so popular, I even added a Birthday Books reading bin in our classroom library. Now my students can read the Birthday Books anytime!
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.



I have created a fun pack of birthday activities that put on Teachers Pay Teachers. 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?

Celebrating student birthdays can become a HUGE expense for teachers! This blog post shares tips and tricks to keep the costs down while making sure each child feels special on their important day. From birthday books to gifts, lots of ideas are shared! #confessionsofafrazzledteacher #birthdays {Student Birthdays, Classroom Tips, Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, and Fourth Grade, K, 1, 2, 3, and 4}

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