Someone’s Getting Old Giveaway!

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    One week from today a teacher who may remain nameless (but writes a blog called Fabulous in First), will turn the big 3-2! Oh—my—word! 


    So, I thought… what better way to celebrate, than a little ole’ giveaway? The winner will be chosen one week from today when I’m one year wiser (not older… just wiser).  The winner will win anything they’d like from my TpT store. If that means everything, then I’ll send it all.  Just let me know.  


If you’d like to enter you can: 


1. Become a follower of this blog.
2. Follow my TpT store.
3. Grab my button.
4. Tell me something fun you do for your students on their birthdays.  


Good luck and happy teaching friends! 

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Michelle Oakes

Michelle Oakes

Wife, mom of 2 boys and a bulldog, reading specialist, Target frequenting lover of fashion, home decorating, Cincinnati girl.

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186 thoughts on “Someone’s Getting Old Giveaway!”

  1. This is the 1st year I have taught in a setting that celebrated birthdays. the room moms would bring treats. We would divide into groups and rotate through stations – eating, stuffing bags, and usually a 3rd that included a craft.

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  2. When we have a birthday in the class, we sing a little b-day tune, each kid gets a b-day pencil and we make a birthday book for each kiddo.

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  3. On each child's bday, they get a foil-wrapped dingdong with a candle. We sing happy bday and they pretend to blow out the candle, but then they take it home to use at their own house.

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  4. Well, I'm slack celebrator this year….my buddies have a "blow up" birthday cake…like you'd see in yards at Christmas and they blow those up in their classrooms on kid's B-days!! Love it and am stealing that idea when I can find one!!!

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  5. My students get to have a special birthday cake chair cover on their special day, wear a funny birthday hat, get a special school supply from me, and a cupcake.

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  6. Many years ago one of my students asked why we don't get "birthday spankings" in school like we can at home? Try explaining that one… anyhow, I came up with either birthday kisses (I have a beautiful "magic wand" that they can get kisses on the top of their head with) OR birthday high-fives (boys especially like this one) and they LOVE it! I also let them create/decorate their own birthday crown to wear for the day!

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  7. Everyone makes one page about what they like most about their Birthday Buddy and then the Birthday Boy or Girl gets a whole book to take home.

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  8. On my kiddos birthdays we sing Happy Birthday and they get a pencil, eraser, sticker pack, bookmark and certificate with their name and birthday on it. 🙂

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  9. We make birthday books for each birthday. Each student gets a sheet of birthday paper and writes a friendly letter to the birthday kid. I collect all the letters and bind them into a book. The birthday kid gets to decorate the cover while everyone else is writing letters. It is a big hit! The kids love to read what was written about them. Most kids hang on to their books.

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  10. On each child's birthday (or half birthday if they have a summer birthday) they get a special birthday crown, a birthday sticker, a birthday book from the principal that they get to pick out themselves and we sing happy birthday. If they bring in birthday treats or goodies they are passed out to all of the students as we get ready to go home.

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  11. For each child's birthday, the other students each think of one item he/she would like to give the birthday child. The catch: The gift must begin with the first letter of the birthday child's first name. This year, Taylor "received" a toucan. We put all of this in an interactive writing the child gets to take home. Your name is easy, you should just get MONEY! Happy Birthday!

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  12. On birthdays, the kiddos get to wear a crown, sport a birthday ribbon, take home a nifty certificate and they get a nifty birthday pencil from yours truly.I will also usually do a birthday unit in the middle of the school year, usually in January where we celebrate all birthdays, and make a class book.

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  13. My kiddos get a crown, sticker, certificate, pencil, activity sheet, and special happy birthday chair cover… and they love to know whose birthday is coming up on our calendar!

    I follow your blog as well as TPT store. 🙂

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  14. We always to birthday hats. The kiddos get to sit in a special birthday cake chair that I painted…part garage sale find, part crafty paint skills. They also get the quintessential birthday pencil from the teacher and of course we sing!

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  15. For birthdays, we always say "We wish you many, many more and hope you'll spend them all with us." I am lucky enough to teach in a K-8 school so hopefully all of these students will stay with us for a long time. Love this tradition!

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  16. On my students' birthdays I always read Happy Birthday to You by Dr. Seuss. Then, I take their picture and celebrate with treats provided by the family. That evening, the student takes home our "Birthday Bag" where they write a few sentences about what they did on their special day and of course, draw a picture:)

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  17. On each child's birthday, we make a birthday book for him/her to take home! The student also gets to pick a book from the principals library!

    Ali

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  18. My kids get to wear a birthday crown and each student writes a positive comment about the birthday boy/girl on a paper candle. All the candles are collected and placed in a paper bag which has a picture of a birthday cake on the front 🙂

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  19. My kids get a birthday crown, a birthday cupcake chair cover, and a pass to use for homework or morning work. Then of course we do the usual singing and cupcake eating!

    Amy
    firstgradepanadamonium.blogspot.com

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  20. Birthday kids get a balloon taped to the back of their chairs. In all the years, I've never had one pop. On the dry erase easel, I write "Happy Birthday So and So!" All the kids write a message around it to the birthday kid. Then I take a picture of the child standing next to the easel wearing the birthday hat (this takes the place of all the cards…though, I encourage the others to make cards at home and bring them if they want to do something extra special). And we even sing Happy Birthday in the cafeteria at lunch. Usually, the whole cafeteria ends up joining in and it's a blast! Parents are allowed to send in cupcakes at lunch time. Finally, and it's probably their favorite because it's just so silly…I'll ask the student how old they are. They'll say 8 and I'll say, "80, wow you're old, but not a speck of gray hair or wrinkles!" The kids will shout "8." And I'll say "18?" "What are you doing in 2nd grade?" And it keeps going on until I finally hear it right. Birthdays are huge!

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  21. FOr birthdays, my students are invited to bring a special book to add to our classroom library. I have a tub of birthday books for each year. Inside I put an inscription with the date and a school picture. The kids love looking at these books every year!

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  22. I give each of my students a card and a pencil on their birthday. We sing Happy Birthday and then I give them a big sticker to wear that says, "Today is my birthday!".

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  23. This is a super cute idea from my next-door teacher. She has an old wooden school chair that has been painted with a birthday theme. The birthday boy or girl gets to sit in the birthday chair on their special day.

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  24. We announce the birthday on the announcements in the morning and sing Happy Birthday during our lunch period. The student also receives a special treat.

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  25. Girl, don't say your old but that makes me old and senile!! I got 10 years on you…. you only get better…like Wine and Cheese! 😉 Enjoy your Birthday, my friend!! Can't wait to see the pics of your Seuss project!
    We are testing this week…. the stress…. poor babies! Today was Reading…. Thursday is Math. Sending you Birthday Hugs!!!
    Debi
    http://just4teachers.blogspot.com/

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  26. Hello!
    I follow your blog & TPT store…and did I mention I LOVE BOTH!!!

    We sing happy birthday, they wear a birthday hat and sticker, get a birthday card and we have bday treats!!

    Happy 3-2!

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  27. We celebrate birthdays by singing before treats (if they have them). The kids get to wear a birthday girl/boy pin ($1 at Target!) and be first in line everywhere (they LOVE this!). Finally, I have a bunch of $1 books from scholastic and they get to pick a birthday book!

    My teammate has birthday bags all made up at the beginning of the year and the kids get to pull one off when it is their special day, I may steal this idea next year!

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  28. In my class, the birthday girl/boy gets a bag of goodies from me – pencil, bookmark, noisemaker, bubbles. They wear a birthday crown all day. Their name is announced on the loudspeaker during morning announcements then they go to the principal's office for a special pencil. Also, each student completes a page for the honoree's Birthday Book about what they would give the honoree as a gift – Ex: Joe would give Tom a rocket. They then illustrate their page. I then bind them. The books turn out so cute and the kids are so creative with their 'wish gifts.'

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  29. I hope next year to really come up with something more creative to celebrate the students birthdays. We sing happy Birthday and they get a special treat from the treasure box!

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  30. I follow you on TPT too!
    For my student's birthdays I give them a birthday bag to take home. Inside the bag is a journal and a disposable camera. Students write a little journal about their birthday celebration and get to take a few pictures with the camera. Students then get to share their journal with the class. They also get a big birthday sticker to wear on their birthday!!!

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  31. For student birthdays in my Kinder class, the students are allowed to bring in a special treat for the class (I even brought treats for the class on my birthday LAST WEEK!), we sing, and they get a birthday crown and pencil. I also still do the ear thing 😉 they love it!

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  32. For my students' birthdays, we have our students come up to the chair in the front of the room so we can sing Happy Birthday. Then we clap for each year in their age and they get to choose the kind of claps {ketchup bottle claps, roller coaster claps, round of applause etc.} They LOVE it!

    Hadar
    Miss Kindergarten

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  33. I have hats and they are the leader and do all the special jobs. I saw the comment about the tshirt- I might have to invest in that!

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  34. I follow via RSS, but am adding you to my blogger followers. I just joined you on TPT and love celebrating my student's birthdays with a great song and dance and a blow-up birthday crown from Oriental Trading! Happy Birthday!

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  35. We make birthday books! Everyone (teacher included) makes a page by coloring a cake and writing a note to the birthday girl/boy. I assemble the book, we sing Happy Birthday, and then the birthday person reads and shares the cake pictures with the whole class. They love it! And it's awesome to see how their writing skills change in each book. 🙂

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  36. For my kiddos on their birthday we sing to them during morning meeting and then we make a birthday book with a letter from each student and myself.

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  37. For my student's birthdays I have them make a poster of their favorite baby pictures. It's so adorable!
    -Rachel
    edlink123.blogspot.com

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  38. I love your blog! On birthdays, my kids get a crown, a birthday chair cover, treat bag (put together by the room parent), and a birthday pencil. Next year I will include a page to a birthday book filled out by the birthday child the night before.

    jjhemmann@gmail.com

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  39. We are no longer allowed to have food treats sent in for b-days, so we try to make it a special day in other ways. The b-day child always gets a crown and special pencil. We also sing to the child. The b-day boy or girl is showered with hugs throughout the day and always gets to be the special helper.

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  40. I'm a follower of your Blog and TPT Store, I love reading your Ideas! I'm actually in my Juior year of College (studing to be a teacher) and LOVE reading your Ideas that I can use in my future classroom. For my students Birthday's I would have a banner saying "Happy Birthday _________" on the Board (which they can keep and take home. Also, I would have a classroom Ribbon button pin that the child gets to wear on their shirt all day so everyone knows it's their bday. And of course sing to them 🙂

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