Birthday books are one of my favorite classroom traditions!  It's a super EASY, FREE, and SPECIAL way to make every child feel loved on their b-day.  About a week before a child's birthday, I send home a blank birthday book in the student's folder.  Then, the parents and child create a simple "scrapbook" to share with their classmates on their birthday.  I share my personal birthday book at the beginning of the year so that kiddos know what to expect. Use pictures, stickers, drawings, etc.

Birthday books are one of my favorite classroom traditions! It's a super EASY, FREE, and SPECIAL way to make every child feel loved on their b-day. About a week before a child's birthday, I send home a blank birthday book in the student's folder. Then, the parents and child create a simple "scrapbook" to share with their classmates on their birthday. I share my personal birthday book at the beginning of the year so that kiddos know what to expect. Use pictures, stickers, drawings, etc.

Good news! Let parents know about something that their child did while @ school that you're proud of.

Good news! Let parents know about something that their child did while @ school that you're proud of.

have each child tell you their favorite thing about school after the first week...then send home with the weekly newsletter

have each child tell you their favorite thing about school after the first week...then send home with the weekly newsletter

Add rainbow colors each time a child is caught being good. At the end of the week if the child earns all the colors, they get a prize. Great for PBIS positive reinforcement.

Add rainbow colors each time a child is caught being good. At the end of the week if the child earns all the colors, they get a prize. Great for PBIS positive reinforcement.

apple monogram- put this on a tumbler or coffee mug for your child's teacher. They would love it!

apple monogram- put this on a tumbler or coffee mug for your child's teacher. They would love it!

Stop what you're doing. Walk over and hand this to a child instead of yelling across the classroom.

Stop what you're doing. Walk over and hand this to a child instead of yelling across the classroom.

Super easy! Maybe grab 1-2 pinwheels a week from here until the beginning of the school year, make up the birthday tags from you, and you will be all set!

Super easy! Maybe grab 1-2 pinwheels a week from here until the beginning of the school year, make up the birthday tags from you, and you will be all set!

This is a magnet for parents to put their child's work up on the fridge. The poem says: I made this special magnet on the very first day so that my first grade work will always be on display

This is a magnet for parents to put their child's work up on the fridge. The poem says: I made this special magnet on the very first day so that my first grade work will always be on display

Send 1 postcard to each child during the first half of the year. ...I actually did this and it was AMAZING to see the effect it had on my students. Definitely worth doing!!

Send 1 postcard to each child during the first half of the year. ...I actually did this and it was AMAZING to see the effect it had on my students. Definitely worth doing!!

Free Printable! "Get to Know You" activity for the first week of school! Updated for this school year. Includes a blank so you can make your own! Use blank for book characters.

Free Printable! "Get to Know You" activity for the first week of school! Updated for this school year. Includes a blank so you can make your own! Use blank for book characters.

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