Saturday, August 30, 2014

Weekend Warriors: Back to School Cool Birthday Board



Most of us are in full Back to School swing or will be starting with kiddos after this long holiday weekend! My Weekend Warrior buddies and I decided we would share some of our Back to School ideas with you to help inspire and get this school year started in the right direction.


One of my favorite things to set up once the kids come into the room, is our classroom birthday board. There are many variations if this idea all over the internet, but I have made it work for my small classroom bulletin board space.
I use the door that connects my classroom to my team partner's room to display the kids pictures. I have very little bulletin board space and this space works perfectly. During the first week of school, I group the kids by their birthday month and take pictures of them. Then, I print and laminate them and display them all year long. My classroom color scheme is turquoise and black. So I made this set to match it. It is part of my Classroom Decor set. I also have a separate colorful Birthday Bulletin Board display set that would work for most classrooms. 

To make each student feel special on their birthday, I give each student their personalized birthday bloom!
I bought a flower pot and filled it with plastic rocks I had in my classroom. Each year I change what the "stem" will be. This year I purchased mechanical pencils. In previous years, I have used crazy straws (a big hit, too).  I also wanted to personalized the flowers for my kids and make them easier to cut out. If you would like to create your own birthday blooms, you can grab the FREE template by clicking the picture below.

Now, I hope you have a few new ideas to help celebrate birthdays in your classroom this year.  Make sure to head on over to check out all the other great Back to School ideas from my amazing blogging buddies. 

4 comments :

  1. What a great birthday display! And, I'll bet the kids go bonkers over their personalized birthday bloom!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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  2. Cute stuff teacher! What a great way to make each child feel special. Thanks for sharing the template. LOVE it! Too funny, we both had flowers and pots on our minds for this round of blog hoppin'! Maybe it's our way of keeping summer around all year!

    Jeannine
    Creative Lesson Cafe

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  3. Love your pencil toppers! So cute! I need to add birthdays to my list of "whoops" I forgot to do!

    Slainte,
    Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

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  4. Adorable! I must make a little something for my kiddos!! Last year I had a student bring in 25 Happy Birthday pins from Disney for his classmates. That made that task a whole lot easier!!
    Deirdre
    A Burst of First

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