I got this idea a few years back from a Reggio Emilia School. At the beginning of the year each child decorates a crown and I put them on the wall in birthday order. (September through August.)
When we celebrate a child's birthday, we remove the crown from the wall for him/her to wear. The crowns go home with the birthday children. This way we can see who has had a birthday and who is still waiting. (They love to figure out who's having the next birthday!)
I made this birthday chair when I first started teaching over 10 years ago. It only comes out on birthdays, only for the birthday child.
We have our felt cake. We sing Happy Birthday and the child blows out the "candles".
We celebrate summer birthdays in May. I make sure each child gets his very own day (I used to do them all on the same day.)
It's an option if the children want to bring a treat or not. And some donate a book to the class. I always make note inside the book who the book was from and the year.
Cassidy gave us this gift in honor of her birthday yesterday. We've been wanting it for over a year! It will be special to read next month.
We love birthdays!
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