Happy Birthday to Me!! A Differentiated Back to School Activity That Integrates Math and Writing and More!
How to Use this product and What’s included:
This Packet Includes Everything You will Need to celebrate birthdays for your Kiddos. I think it is so awesome to see how proud each child feels and how proud he or she is when it is his or her birthday. So why not make it a special affair. This packet will keep you organized from the beginning of school to the end when celebrating birthdays or “unbirthdays!
Cupcake Birthday Graph fun integrates math and writing. You can use the larger cupcakes for each month and write the name and date of each child’s birthday for display in your classroom and to support children in learning their birthdays, you can use the smaller cupcakes to make your own graph of the class birthdays in the beginning of the year having each child choose a black and white cupcake to write the date of their birthday and create a larger graph with the class and have the children use the printable graph worksheet to make their own graph and answer the math questions/problems provided and the children can also use the printable worksheet to write about their own birthday and draw a self portrait. There are 2 diﬀerent worksheets for you use which can support diﬀerentiation of instruction.
Contents: 1. Larger cupcakes for each month, which can be laminated and cut out. You can write all the birthdays for each month in the space provided on the cupcake with wipe-‐oﬀ or permanent marker. If you use permanent marker use nail polish remover at the end of the year to reuse the cupcakes. 2. Smaller cupcakes to cut out and laminate for use with your own personal graph. 3. 2 worksheets to use with problems to solve such as: How many birthdays are there in March and April all together? 4. 1 blank graph for children to ﬁll in according to the classroom birthday results/data. 5. 1 preﬁlled graph to practice working with graphs 6. 2 printable worksheets for writing about birthdays. 7. Birthday Balloons to use for decoration or you could add real balloons until they deflate 8. Birthday Banner to connect with ribbon to hang above chart . 9. Black and White and Colored Birthday Certificates and Bookmarks 10. A birthday hat/crown for the Birthday boy or girl to wear. 11. A birthday coloring page to sit a the Birthday child’s desk as special morning work 12. A Special birthday poem. 13. A treat bag poem to include and make up before the school year to have ready to place on the birthday child’s desk . I put the sticker, star eraser, tiny notebook and pencil in a clear plastic bag with the poem and tie it with a ribbon. They are generic so I make them up ahead of time and then store them in a closet in a basket and on the birthday place it on the child’s desk with the coloring page, crown and treat bag!
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Welcome! I am so happy that you found Sunshine and Lollipops a place where YOU (new primary teachers, student teachers as well as parents and seasoned teachers) will not only find dazzling, creative, differentiated resources and ideas to sweeten and challenge young minds, but also a place to find ways to add a little sparkle to your teaching style so you can continue to SHINE! These sensational ideas and lessons will motivate your students and transcend them into the brilliant land of learning where they will discover ways to become life long learners in a melodious classroom environment that fosters and values teaching and learning.A place where each child is treasured for his uniqueness and will become an active member of your classroom.
I learned a LOOOOOng time ago that a little sweetness goes a long way so I have tried to look at the positive side of life as a retired teacher of 30+ years, a wife, mom and Mimi of three. Who doesn’t want to visit their Mimi and experience a reality “Candyland” game with all kinds of forbidden pleasures like lollipops, Hershey hugs and kisses, cupcakes, brownies and all those sugary treats, They can visit and experience the sweetness of Mimi’s and then go back home on a sugary high!
My teaching style was and still is to keep all lessons dazzling, fun, hands on and whatever each child needs to learn and grow! I LOVE to differentiate instruction as much as I can! Let’s face it, each year you get a classroom full of kiddos as different as a box of chocolates...Each piece might look pretty much the same on the outside, but when you take a bite, you can see and taste the difference...all sugary and sweet, but different in many ways!
I hope you enjoy using all these lessons and ideas as much as I did during my teaching career. Have fun and remember to enjoy each day because it is definitely a SWEET TREAT!!