I write a birthday message to each of my students so that when they come in the room, it is the first thing they see. My first graders can't wait to come in and read their message! We read it together during our morning meeting. After they read the message, they come right to my desk to get their crown. (Whether I'm there or not, they are waiting for me!) :) I have those all filled out ahead of time so that they are ready to go. I didn't do crowns one year, but my first graders really love them, so now I have to have them! I also give them each a birthday straw at the end of the day when we sing to them. The straws look like this:
On the back of the balloon, a label reads:
Come see Mrs. W
For a special treat,
Because it's your birthday,
And you are so SWEET!
Depending on the year, I either let them pick out of the prize bin, or give them a little candy treat. If parents wish to, they can send in a treat for half birthdays as well. At the end of the year, we take time to sing happy birthday to the children with summer birthdays and they get a birthday balloon as well.
I've been creating a few owl items for fun. I bought some new owl clipart and love it! So come on over to my blog to grab this owl birthday pencil holder, share your ideas or just say hi! :)
I would love to hear about what you do to celebrate birthdays! TGI Almost Friday! :)