Happy birthday – part 1, at school / Joyeux anniversaire, 1ere partie, a l’ecole

2013 March 15
by Celine

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Birthday celebrations in a Montessori school are special. Today, in addition to home-made cupcakes, I had also dropped off pics of Juliette at birth, 1 year old, 2 years old, 3 years old and recent pictures. In her classroom, they have celebrated her birthday following a specific ritual : “The objective is to give a meaning and solemnity to the celebration. We introduce the notion of relation between the Earth and the Sun, we teach them that one year is the time it takes to the Earth to go around the Sun. We also tell them the story of their life, year by year, since they were born” Tim Seldin, form the book “How to raise an amazing child the Montessori way”. She would not have missed this birthday celebration for anything in the world! We love her school and her teachers!

Les fetes d’anniversaire dans une ecole Montessori sont speciales. Aujourd’hui, en plus des petits gateaux faits maison, j’ai donne a sa maitresse des photos de Juliette a la naissance et a 1, 2, 3 ans et des photos recentes. En classe, ils ont celebre son anniversaire selon ce rituel : “L’objectitif est de donner du sens et de la solennite a la ceremonie. On introduit chez les enfants la notion de relation entre la Terre et le Soleil, on leur apprend qu’une annee represente le temps qu’il faut a la Terre pour faire le tour du Soleil. On leur raconte egalement l’histoire de leur vie, annee par annee, depuis leur naissance.” Tim Seldin, du livre “eveiller, epanouir, encourager son enfant”. Elle n’aurait manque cette celebration d’anniversaire pour rien au monde ! On adore son ecole et ses maitresses !

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 Happy birthday Juliette! / Joyeux anniversaire Juliette !

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