• Birthday 
    In third grade, we celebrate birthdays with a “Birthday Book” program rather than with sugary treats.

    Here is how the program works:  your child treats his/her class to a book.  If you’d like, it can be wrapped and decorated with a ribbon.  I read the book aloud to the class.  The book then becomes a permanent part of our classroom library.  A special bookplate with a picture of your child is attached to the inside cover.  This becomes a very special present that will long outlast a sugary treat which is gobbled up in minutes.