Every student LOVES to celebrate his/her birthday! This is a fun--and standards-based way--of recognizing a student's birthday. Photocopy a class set of the letter page. Each student gets to ask the birthday student a question--How old are you? What's your favorite color? What's your favorite food? What do you want to be when you grow up? etc. Then the classmates write a letter to the birthday student and draw a cute picture. Staple one of the covers to the front of the letters and include a Happy Birthday pencil. At the end of the day sing happy birthday to the birthday student and give him/her the book. It's fun to watch the birthday student's face as he/she looks through each page in the birthday book.