The Primary Children celebrate their birthdays with a small but meaningful celebration. During group time on your child’s birthday, we light a candle to represent the sun and the child carries a globe around the candle, one time around for each year of their life. We sing a song about the earth going around the sun.
You can send in a poster with one picture for each year of life – the class enjoys looking at the pictures and hearing stories about them. They also like looking at how they have changed from little babies to ‘big kids’. We finish the celebration by reading a book of the child’s choice. We have a few books that are reserved for birthdays only. There is no need to send any special food. If you would like, you may give the class a gift for all the children to enjoy (search for our Amazon wish list using COLMontessori.) We will do our best to take a video of the birthday ‘walk around the sun’ and share it with you. Thank you for letting us be a part of your child’s special day. They truly enjoy this little tradition!