Birthdays are very special events in our classroom. It is a very exciting and special moment for a child to see a family member or other important visitor sharing time with their classmates in order to recognize his or her birthday. Using a "birthday book" focuses the celebration around the child and their guest(s) while creating a very important literary experience for the class.
Here in room 129 we celebrate birthdays in a way that is different, unique, and special. 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 (by the child's guests), 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!
Please contact Mrs. Staub 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 having you visit our classroom and celebrate your child's special day with the class!