1. Note From You: This makes a student's year! I love watching a student's face when they approach their desk in the morning to find a note waiting for them. I have had students hang on to these for the entire year, or even longer.
2. Homework Pass: My fifth grades would go crazy for a homework pass! I usually excused them from an entire night's homework, but you could also make them a pass that would just excuse them from one assignment.
3. Birthday Pencil: You can get some pretty cool looking pencils that don't cost a lot of money. Check out the usual "deal spots": Target, Big Lots, Oriental Trading, etc.
To help you organize all the birthdays in your classroom, I made this fun poster that you can download for free!
The size for the poster is 11 x 17 (tabloid). I printed my poster at FedEx Office for $1.30. I placed it in a really inexpensive frame from Target; it was only $6 and it's super light, which will make it easy to hang.
Just pop your poster in this frame, grab a Vis-a-Vis or dry-erase marker, and write your students' names on the glass. You now have a classroom birthday poster for less than $8 that you can use for years to come!
|Side-view of the frame.|
How do you celebrate your students' birthdays?