He was in his element today, he had a blast!
From waking up and opening his gifts, to being the centre of attention at school and at home, he loved it all. Today I realised how much he had changed in the last year! I’m so proud that he is such a confident little man, last year he would not have enjoyed all that attention.
They have this lovely ritual at Montessori schools that I have blogged about before, but I saw it properly in action today.
Firstly, we make a poster at home with photos of them of each year of their life. I always enjoy making these posters as it takes you back to all those memories.
Then, they have a round little table with a card for each of the seasons and a lit candle in the middle. Then, the birthday child walks around the table holding a globe, starting at the season they were born in, once around for every year. After each year they stop and talk about all the things they learnt in that year that were important. The whole class is invited to clap and sing along. After the happy birthday he gets to blow out the candle. I made a video clip, but am not comfortable to post it as you can see the faces of the other children.
The song goes like this:
The world goes ’round the sun
the world goes ’round the sun
One whole year goes by and (child’s name) turns (age)
Here is Daniel holding the globe 🙂