Thursday, May 26, 2011

Summer Birthdays

In my class we celebrate summer birthdays all at the same time, usually during the last week of school. I made an invite to send home with my students and I thought I'd share. 
What do you do to celebrate summer birthdays?

9 comments:

Whity Wife said...

We celebrate Half- Birthdays. For example my birthday is August 12. This means that on February 12th I would bring in treats. This way the treats are a bit more spread out.

Rachelle said...

Love this! We do an un-birthday party at the end of the year! We celebrate EVERYONES birthday! It's kind of crazy during year round school with the breaks ever other month! We watch Alice in Wonderland and exchange gifts (we draw names and each child brings in a gift no more than $3). We have cake and even sing happy un-birthday! :) I send invitations home with the kiddos too!

Lori Faas said...

I do the same thing and we have an ice cream sundae party the last week of school. I am a summer baby so I like to make it a big deal! :)

Lori

http://mrsfaasfirstgrade.blogspot.com/

Beth said...

I co-teach 36 1st graders. If we celebrated all the birthdays when it happened, we would be stopping 1x a week. We adopted the system that we would celebrate birthdays 1x a month towards the end. We send home a treat letter a week before our celebration. At the end of the year, we celebrate May, June and July birthdays. We make little birthday bags for every child plus some extras at the beginning of the year so it is ready to go.

Beth
http://primaryconnections-beth.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

We also celebrate 1/2 birthdays. My students seem to like being able to have their own day to feel special! My students also all write happy notes about the celebrated child!! I hope that its something "sweet" that they will take w/ them!!

Sarah
Kindergarten

Lauren Morse said...

After my state passed a no sugar policy, my school decided to change how we do birthdays. Now, every classroom celebrates on the first Wednesday of the month. We group August and September birthdays together in September and group May, June, and July together in May. Each classroom has a birthday snack "coordinator." She makes sure that the parents of kids who have birthdays that month bring 1 sweet, 1 salty, and drinks. This system has really worked well (after the first year when parents all complained!)
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Anonymous said...

We celebrate half-birthdays for summer birthdays. A few years ago we changed our birthday treats routine. Now we celebrate each child's birthday or half-birthday on that day. The child gets a birthday crown and sticker and sing Happy Birthday. If the child/parents want to bring treats, they need to be individually packaged so that we can pass them out to go home. This really saves on the time it took to celebrate birthdays in school. Each child still gets a special day to celebrate them and the teachers do not lose huge amounts of instructional time.

Jodi said...

Great! You have such cute ideas! I love this blog!!

Jodi
www.kinderkats.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

In our Kindergarten ( Kindergarten Tales) the kids can choose to celebrate their half birthday or choose a day in May to celebrate. (We have so few days in June) This works out really well because the "Birthday kid" gets to be my special helper for the day. Even if two kids choose the same day, it's OK, I"ll have extra help! ;-)

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