So I work in a district that has a VERY strict food policy. No food, no parties, nothing! Well okay that isn't exactly true. I can use food in my room but I have to fill out a form and explain how this food is educational, how does it apply to the curriculum.
This is sometimes a good thing but it makes birthdays, well a little challenge. I remember the good ol' days when I would give a kid a cookie and we'd all have cookies for snack and have a little birthday celebration together.
So, this year I've decided to make birthday special by having each child make a birthday story. So I model what I might "give" my friend and draw it on the paper.
Each students makes one page, then I bind them together and present them with a special birthday book. Ahhh it sounds so sweet doesn't it? It is, really, it turns out so cute. BUT... this past week we had 3 birthdays! That is a lot of time (which I can barely spare) for this project.
I've created a beast! Of course, I have to keep doing it. If I didn't all the kids would wonder where their special book is?
Seriously, how can your resist a smile like that?
How do I manage this? I could use some serious advice!