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    By Jennifer in OK

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    I've done it different ways in the past, but what I did last year really meant a lot to the kids. I found the idea somewhere (since teachers are greeat at borrowing ideas!) to have the students draw the name of another student and create a birthday card. Then, I passed all the cards around the room and the kids signed each one - except their own. I would then place a pencil inside the card (because when do they NOT need pencils!) and put the card on their desk on their birthday. After we signed, etc. the cards, I asked my summer birthdays when they wanted their card. Right away of course! It made it easy on me and was special for them.

    At our school, the media specialist also started a birthday book club. In lieu of spending money on cupcakes, etc. (which we discourage!), a parent could donate $10 to the library in their child's honor. A book would be purchased with (part of ) the money and a name plate would be placed in the front of the book with their name and that it was for the birthday club. A picture of the student holding their birthday book was also posted on a b-board for all to see. I plan to do this for my son when he is with me next year in kindergarten.

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