Tomorrow is my oldest son's 6th birthday. Today at his school they had a birthday ceremony for him. Parents can bring in a special birthday snack for the class. At circle time the child circles the center of the floor holding a globe, each revolution representing a year in the child's life. Parents are invited to attend the ceremony and share stories, pictures or artifacts to illustrate each year. The ceremony is concluded with songs.
I baked banana muffins to bring in. I wrote a poem for him and brought in a few pictures. The children were so wonderful. They loved the poem and asked a ton of questions when I was finished. They are learning about rhyming words right now so I thought it would be fun to discuss with them what a poem is. They especially liked seeing the pictures of my DS when he was a baby.
I wrote it in a very simple voice so it could be easily understood by the children. I thought I would share it with you.
Now You Are Six
Once a baby oh so small
So quickly it seemed
you learned to crawl.
You learned to walk when you were one.
Watching you change was so much fun.
At age two you loved to dance and sing
You loved books, art,
and learning about most everything.
Age three and four you were out the door
digging, building, and exploring more.
Age five was the year you sprouted tall.
Biking, swimming, and soccer
You loved to do it all.
Now you are six and in school at last
Meeting new friends -
learning and growing fast.
Happy Birthday my sweet child.