It is a very exciting and special moment for a child to see a family member or other important visitor sharing time with his or her classmates in order recognize his or her birthday. Using a "birthday book" focuses the celebration around the child and his or her guest(s)- while creating a very important literary experience for the class. Here in room 153 we might not celebrate birthdays in the classroom in a way that is familiar to you. Rather than using cupcakes or treats to celebrate the child's birthday, we use a "birthday book" instead. This is a book that is selected by the family and can be brought into school to be read aloud to the class. After the book is read, all of the students from the class will sign the book and it will be held in our classroom library for students to read for the remainder of the year. At the end of the school year, each child will bring home his or her "birthday book" to keep. It is a wonderful keepsake! As always the greatest gift you can give your child is the gift of time. Share it with the class! Please contact Mr. Rosenberg (me!) at least a week before you'd like to come into school to celebrate so an appropriate time can be scheduled into our day! I look forward to seeing you come in and celebrate your child's special day with the class!
What About Birthday Invites?
Please do not send party invitations for your child to hand out in school. This is awkward and invariably someone gets left off the list.
If you want to invite only selected kids,
please use snail mail or e-mail to do so.