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.