Monday, August 8, 2016

Made It Monday 8*8*16

This week I decided to focus on student birthdays. This past year I gave students a card and a gift certificate to the local Sweet Frog frozen yogurt shop. It was pricey, but super easy... when I remembered to go buy them. This year I decided to scale back a bit.
Each student will receive a Happy Birthday Brag Tag to add to their chain.
I ordered these Happy Birthday Wristbands from Teacher Created Resources. Well technically I ordered it with my supply money from school.
I saw this class student birthday card from Teaching Maddeness. I decided to incorporate this idea into my classroom this year. I'll have a class set of these sheets run in color at the beginning of the school year. The day before a student birthday I'll have classmates sign the card so I can have it waiting on their desk the morning of.
This idea came from Doris Young at Third Grade Thinkers, she had cute Smile Treats waiting for her students during Open House. I already had my Welcome Gifts but thought this would be a great inexpensive birthday gift. You can find them at your local Wal-Mart.
In addition to the 1-Brag Tag, 2- Class Birthday Card, 3- Birthday Wristband and 4- Smile Fruit Snacks, we also do the Go Noodle Koo Koo Kangaroo Birthday Hooray during morning meeting.
That's how I'll be celebrating my students this year. We start school in September so I spend the 1st week recognizing August Birthdays. The last week of school I recognize July Birthdays. What do you do for your students on their birthdays?

Link to Resources:
Class Birthday Card
Smile Cards

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  1. Wow! I would love to have been a student in your class last year with those frozen yogurt gift cards! :) I’m sure there’s a way for parents to help pitch in like maybe telling each one to donate a $10 gift card to (wherever) and on back to school night or open house put them in the birthday bin and students can pick which card they want...that might be an idea :) Visiting from the Monday Made It linkup!

    Sliding Into Second Grade

  2. Love your birthday goodies! I had birthdays on the brain this week, too. :)

  3. Such thoughtful goodies to celebrate your students' birthdays! They will love them & feel so special!

  4. I love the Koo Koo Kangaroo Birthday Song and all of their other stuff! Great ideas:) Just another reminder that I need to figure out what I'm going to do!