I wanted to make sure that all students were recognized in this very small way, so I decided to decorate lockers for every student. On the first of every month, I hang a poster on every student's locker who is celebrating a birthday during that month. Since doing so, elaborate locker decorations by students for their friends has stopped. Students still celebrate each other's birthdays, but not in a show off fashion that decorating the lockers had done.
Each month the poster I hang is different, but it is the same for all students during that month. I download an excel spreadsheet from our school information system of students' names and birthdays. I then merge this information into my poster and then hang on each student's locker. I have about 350 students on my caseload, and this is a very easy and manageable "job." Typically it takes me about 20 minutes to hang the signs each month, so it really isn't a lot of extra time to do something special for my students. Really, the hardest part is making a unique poster for each month.
Here are a few of the posters I made for this year:
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