Birthday are so special to students! So celebrate in a fun way!
Students decorate a birthday crown. I have everyone do this at the beginning of the year. Then I put them in order by birthday so they are ready to go on the special day.
Then we create a birthday graph that I display for easy reference throughout the year. If you teach primary, you know how many times you are asked when a student has a birthday (usually on someone else’s birthday) because the kiddos don’t remember; this graph helps!
On the special day, the child wears the crown and reads the book. We read it chorally as a class and/or partner read….then a black and white copy is taken home by the birthday child to keep. (I have all of the book copied and placed with the crowns.)
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We also do a fun @GoNoodle Birthday song!
Before dancing review:
- How old are you?
- What’s your favorite reptile?
- What’s your favorite food?
- What’s your pet onion’s name? (This really makes them laugh!)
Then we do a fun echo poem!
Reminder:Echo poems build short term memory and help ADHD issues!
Check out Brain Research to Help Learning for more ideas!
This is such a special, fun time in the classroom. It also provides a great opportunity to observe the students that can repeat, count, and focus!
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