Holy guacamole! I actually did it! I posted two weeks in a row with a blogging idea that I had (to post a weekly teacher tip). Go me. Hehehe. Now let's see if I can go for three weeks...
So here is my quick tip: When your students have birthdays, recognize them "publicly" by placing some sort of sign in the hallway for all to see. (Not going to lie - I
stole borrowed this idea from one of my fabulous first grade teammates, but this is my rendition of it - see below.)
I used a memo board that I already had, stuck some birthday trim around the edge, displayed the birthday printables that I use for Open House photos, and then placed the memo board on a stepping stool. When my birthday kiddos approach our classroom door, they are greeted with this. How is that for CARING!? :)
In addition, my students get a birthday card, "balloon," book, treasure chest toy, toothbrush (I know...random...I found them on clearance in the Dollar Spot at Target), sticker for their shirt, and a crown to wear on their heads. I also offer the birthday vest that they can borrow for the day and I take their picture holding a toy birthday cake. Their pictures get posted on our (private / closed) Facebook page for our parents and family members to see.
What do YOU do to honor your students on their birthdays? I would love for you to share your ideas in the comments section below!
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