The Birthday: a Celebration of Life

Birthdays are meant to be special, but often the true meaning of a birthday can get lost in all the fuss of the presents and cake. 

That is why I like to use a very special birthday ceremony in the classroom so that students can celebrate the life and growth of their classmate in a positive and collaborative way. You can find out more about its history and structure here :

So far in Year 3 we have been unlucky with the lockdown and have celebrated all birthdays online. Today was finally different. What a breath of fresh air! Thank you to all the parents for taking time looking through pictures with their children so that they could share these moments with their friends. 

And I take back the bit about the fuss of the cake. Cake is ALWAYS great! πŸ˜‰

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