Happy Birthday to me is the song I’m singing this morning. Today is my birthday. I have so many candles on the cake I could use them as a manipulative in a math lesson.
How do you celebrate birthdays in the classroom and how do you acknowledge birthdays that are not during the school year. I have a little simple way to treat everyone throughout the year. Sometimes when I’m calling student to line up or to do an activity I call them up by two or three months at a time. I will say if your birthday is in January or February line up and so forth. I choose two months and give them a little treat. So by the end of the school year everyone has received a treat several times for being born in their birthday month.
I know the students don’t want to feel left out. Even as an adult it’s a tiny bit saddening to see all the teachers receive birthday wishes, cards and candy at school and never have an opportunity to experience it.