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In my classroom, my students write each person a birthday letter on his/her birthday. This is a great way to sneak in letter writing! I also write a letter to the birthday boy or girl to include in the book. For the cover of the book, I use those birthday awards that you can buy at a teacher supply store. I hole punch the corner of the award along with the birthday letter pages and attach them to a metal ring. At the end of the day, the birthday boy/girl has kind, thoughtful notes from their entire class!
To help manage this, I have my parent volunteers hole punch the birthday awards and copy the blank birthday writing paper at the beginning of the school year. They count out the number of pages each student would need and paper clip it to the award. This way, when a student's birthday arrives, I can quickly grab the pre-made book and we're ready to go!
You can download the birthday book pages I use for this here.