Saturday, January 17, 2009

Birthday Celebration

January 14th. Today Grant is four years old.

I came to his birthday celebration at school. In a Montessori classroom the birthday child holds the earth or a globe and walks around the sun/candle. The walk represents the earth revolving around the sun. The child walks around the sun one time for each year of his life.

He now knows the months of the year and was able to tell each one to his teacher as she put each one down to represent the sun.

I brought a picture of him as an infant, 1, 2, and 3 years old to share with the class as well as cupcakes with no icing. We finished off his special day by eating lunch together.

It is wonderful to see him maturing and gaining confidence as he was telling younger ones what to do. "No, Winston, your cup is supposed to go right here!" "I'm going to be the line leader. Everyone needs to line up behind me."

It was a special day to say the least.

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