|Happy Birthday Day|
|During the last week of school I schedule a BIRTHDAY DAY to celebrate the children who have their birthdays in the summer. Each summer birthday child wears a crown, we sing Happy Birthday to each one and we have cake and ice cream for the entire class! In addition to these simple events we make Birthday Day a Learning Day by doing the following activites!!|
|MONTHS OF THE YEAR REVIEW~
(This chant was shared with me by Kindergarten Teacher and former co-worker, Alicia Wallace)
January, February, March, April, May
June, July, August~~Hooray! Hooray!
September, October, November, December
These are the months that I CAN REMEMBER!
Each child is given a birthday cake pattern to write his/her name on and then we place them on a 12 month graph to count, tally and compare class birthdays by month.
I made simple bingo cards with pictures of a cake, a balloon, a party horn, confetti, the words Happy Birthday, etc.... (You can find great clip art on the internet!)
and we play a few games of Birthday Bingo before enjoying our cake and Ice Cream. When a child fills the entire card the child calls out "Happy Birthday!"
|Pocket Chart Fun
Happy Birthday to You...
Have each child's name on a card to use on a Pocket Chart with the song Happy Birthday to You
How old are you?
_______ will be six in June.
John has a birthday in ___________. (Use month cards)
Children love having a birthday! On Birthday Day each child pretends it's their birthday and journals about a wonderful gift they would like to receive. I have them illustrate as well, and their pictures are wonderful because the kids are so excited just thinking about having a birthday! Copy each page and compile them into a Class Birthday Book! Since it's the end of the year I have Birthday Drawing and the winner gets to take the book home!
|And....Spend lots of time today sharing GREAT Birthday Books!|
|LOVE This Book!|
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