Birthdays are so much fun for kids. One of the things that makes them so special for kids is celebrating with their friends at school. However, kids born in the summer often miss out on this experience. Recently, one of my daughter’s teachers recognized this need and came up with a solution. She started celebrating “Half Birthdays” on the six month anniversary for students born in the summer. So if someone’s birthday was August 1, they had a class party on February 1. Isn’t that clever!

How fun would it be to come into class, thinking it would be an ordinary day and to be surprised with a special bag of goodies on your desk! You celebrate your birthday twice and know that someone cared enough to make sure you didn’t feel left out. Often, I am impressed with the creativity and care teachers show to our kids. They truly are rock stars.