Birthdays, everyone has one, but we all celebrate them in different ways. The question is . . . . how do you celebrate students' birthdays with your class? Do you feel like you really don't have enough time to do . . . one . . . more . . . thing? Are you trying to simplify your life at school rather than add to it. I hear you and I have a solution. Integrating activities is the solution. Instead of having a student of the week AND a special birthday celebration, combine it and have a birthday star. You won't get emails from parents asking when their child is the star student because they know their child's birthdate. You don't have to worry about making a special schedule at the beginning of the year. Just look at your birthday bulletin board and you'll know your schedule. Have you heard concerns expressed about the lack of show 'n tell? This will take care of that, too. Each student brings a favorite book, toy, or stuffed animal to share on their special day. It's a win-win any which way you look at it.