Okay, so technically, my birthday is the day BEFORE the first day of school this year, but growing up it was on the first day of school quite often. It's a good thing I loved school! :)
This year we have Meet The Teacher on August 20, then (my birthday) the 21st is a teacher workday and the official day for the kids is the 22nd. I love to use my birthday to model how we will celebrate birthdays for the year. ;) I thought about giving the kids an invitation to a birthday party on the first day of school (no presents allowed, of course!) just to get them REALLY excited about that first day. I'm not sure though. What kind of super fun, really cool activities could we do to celebrate? Any ideas?
I've been thinking about this because yesterday I went to school and put up my birthday display. I FINALLY found those giant pixie stix at Dollar General and they were only 25 cents each!!
The birthday kid also gets to pull a birthday coupon from a birthday bag for some type of special treat for the day.
At the end of the day (while waiting on car numbers, etc), the birthday kid gets to play a "Birthday Bonanza Game" with a friend of his/her choice. It's really just a sneaky way to get in some addition and subtraction practice (there are one, two, and three digit card sets for different times of the year), but they think it's FUN!
Also, swim by to visit Courtney at Swimming into Second today and you could win the Non-Fiction Text Features Sign set from Teacher's Clubhouse! Click below.