Our First Birthday Celebration
For the past few years, we have celebrated students' birthdays by having three parties over the course of the school year. This guarantees that each child is celebrated at some point in the year and reduces the amount of sugar we would consume if we had individual celebrations.
We have the children make a birthday graph (as pictured below) and then we divide up the children into groups of ten by referring to the graph. Before we made our paper graph we made a human one with the children. They learned about bar graphs and the number associated with each month.
Our actual celebration involves the celebrants introducing themselves and telling us their birthday and age. Parents of the celebrants are invited to come and join the celebration and volunteer to bring gifts of food and/or time and support.
This year's first celebration was absolutely terrific! We were blessed with beautiful weather and many wonderful parent volunteers. Thanks to all of the parents for making this such a great September through December birthday party! We appreciate you.
|Children create a birthday cake and learn about months of the year.|
Upcoming birthday dates:
- January - March birthdays on February 8th
- June - August birthdays on May 31st