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!
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.