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Monday, November 28, 2011

More Traditions - Birthdays

My last post was all about sharing traditions, and how important it is to do so, especially around the holidays. There is also a tradition with many families to send in a special treat on their child's birthday, as a way to mark the occasion and honor the child. Sometimes this is a food treat, but often it is something more lasting. One of my favorite ways is the tradition of bringing in a book for the classroom.

Today, we celebrated Samantha's birthday with singing the happy birthday song, a special treat of mandarin oranges, and a book by Samantha's very favorite author (signed by Mo Willems). You don't need to feel obligated to do anything, of course, but bringing in a book that students will enjoy for years to come is a lovely thing. Thank you, Samantha and family!

1 comment:

Odie Langley said...

Love the tradition & love the smiles