August Birthday - When to Celebrate?

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  1. time out

    time out Comrade

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    Hi guys.

    I have a student whose birthday is on August 8th and our first day of school is on August 21st. Should I celebrate her birthday sometime during the first week of school or at the end of the year, along with my summer birthdays?

    Just out of curiosity, does anyone do a monthly birthday celebration for all birthdays during that month? Well, I don't really mean celebrating but rather, acknowledging.
     
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  3. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    Our school calls birthdays out on the morning announcements. Summer birthdays are called out before we leave for break.
    I don't do anything special for my kids in class. They can bring a treat if they wish.
    My sister is an August baby. She always celebrated her 'half' birthday at school in February.
     
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    I would ask the students what he/she prefers. If he/she wants to celebrate at the beginning of the year, great. If she/he wants to wait until the half birthday or the end of the year, great too.
     
  5. Tasha

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    I would do it he first week. My school calls our birthdays. All the August birthdays are done in August and the June/July birthdays are done over the last few weeks of Mat. Whatever day they call it out is the day I give them their crown and things.
     
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    I am an August birthday, so I feel for the kids who have summer birthdays! I have done it many ways: half birthdays, summer birthdays in May, August birthdays in September and June/July in May. The favorite of the kids was the half birthdays.
     
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    Hmm...I've never heard of half birthdays. What a fun way to celebrate summer birthdays.

    I think I will go ahead and ask the student what she would prefer. Thanks.
     
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    I do half birthdays.
     
  9. iteachbx

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    I do half birthdays for kids who celebrate over the summer. I'd probably do the same for a kid who celebrated two weeks before school started. It's always so hectic at the beginning of the year anyway. The kids really like celebrating their half birthday.
     

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