Thursday, April 2, 2015

How Do You Celebrate Birthdays At School?

I have been teaching long enough to remember the days when a child's birthday in my classroom involved gigantic cakes, party games, treat bags for students, and huge interruptions to the day. I also remember when it swung all the way to only being allowed to give a no homework certificate at the end of the day.

Recently 2 of my children celebrated their birthdays at school. The rules were no cupcakes or candy. We sent in fruit cups which are more expensive than the cupcakes, but at least they were able to bring something in. I honestly think that my kids are more excited to bring a fruit cup to school to celebrate their birthdays than they are about their birthday parties. Which is why I wanted to share with you how I handle these important days in my classroom.  << read on>>

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