This year, treating the class to “something sweet” takes on a whole new meaning. For your child’s birthday, instead of sending in food, you are encouraged to participate in one, or all of the following options…..
Summer birthday baby?
No problem – calculate the date of his/her half birthday!
Sharing Sack: Please help your child collect 3-5 special items from home with which to fill a bag, and send it to school with your child on his/her birthday to share with classmates. Try to encourage your child to choose items that have some sort of meaning rather than just a collection of toys. They should be able to tell what each item represents.
Favorite Book: Your Birthday Star can bring one of his or her favorite picture books to read to the class (or have a teacher read to the class) at our class meeting.
Parent Letter: Parents, you will write a letter to the class telling us how special your child is to you. Send the letter in a sealed envelope to school with your child, and I will read the letter to the class at class meeting. The content of the letter is up to you, but you may want to choose from one of the following ideas: describe special or funny stories about your child for the class to hear, write a silly or serious poem about your child, tell us some neat things we may not know about your child, send silly or special pictures with a letter describing the pictures, or write a short story with your child as the main character. Recently, some parents have been sending in short videos and slideshows, as well!! WOW! Use your creativity, and enjoy your project!
Please let me know if you have any additional questions about your child’s exciting day! THANK YOU for your support!