Birthdays are a special time for children & we enjoy sharing in their celebration. A special snack may be brought in for the class on this occasion. We encourage snacks without sugar, but are willing to indulge on these days.
We celebrate birthdays by having a ‘Birthday Walk.” This is a school tradition that is conducted a little differently in each classroom. The birthday child carries a small globe around a candle that is placed in the middle of the class circle. The candle represents the sun. The child walks around it one time for each year of their life. We ask that pictures be brought in that show your child at each age, with a brief written description of them. We show the pictures & read your narration to correspond with each rotation around the candle (sun).
This is a wonderful lesson of what a year is & one that all the children enjoy. Parents are welcome to come & join in the celebration & take pictures. If you can’t be there, we will be happy to take pictures for you.
If your child is celebrating with a birthday party, we ask that s/he not pass out invitations at school unless the entire class has been invited. If only some of the children are invited, you can use the class list handed out at the beginning of the year to mail the invitations.
Child of the Day
In the Preschool Classes there will be a Child of the Day for each school day. This child will take home the snack basket at the end of class on the day before their turn to be Child of the Day.
The snack basket has a stuffed animal for the child to spend time with, and a class journal for the child to draw in or write a story or something about them.
The Child of the Day will bring a snack for the class, and will share their journal entry with the class at morning circle. They may bring an item from home to share with the class as a Show & Tell. They will also put the date on the class calendar, be first to choose what lesson they would like to do after circle, and they will be first in line to go outside.
A Child of the Day calendar will be sent home each month to let parents and children know when it will be their turn. If your child will not be in school on their day to be the Child of the Day, please speak with the teacher, or arrange to switch days with another child in the class.