Monday, March 21, 2011

3rd Birthday take one! The Montessori Way

On Friday we celebrated Campbell 3rd birthday! We started the morning off by giving her a present from Mommy and Daddy. I wanted to get her something special that was not just another toy. Inspired by her new classroom and the montessori way of loving nature and giving children age appropriate responsibilities I choose to get Miss C 2 African dwarf frogs! This was a big step for me as I am not a huge fan of amphibians but they are really little and cute! They are VERY low maintenance having to be fed only 2 days a week (toad tuesday & frog fridays) and cleaning their water every 3 months. They have a long life span and well they are flat out funny to watch. 
Here are the new member of our little family. Miss C found her bennie baby frog and set it by the new frogs to keep them warm she said. I just waiting for the day I find her holding one eeeek! 

We sent Miss C off to school and met back up with her later to have her Montessori birthday celebration in her class room. A few of her friends from her old toddler room even got to come over to celebrate with us. Miss C choose to have a Strawberry shortcake them for this party.
In a Montessori classroom the birthday child holds the earth or a globe and walks around  the sun or a candle. The walk represents the earth revolving around the sun. The child walks around as many years old he or she is and stops on the month and date he or she was born.
The birthday celebration is a fun way to introduce the concepts of months, days of the month, the earth, the sun, and how the earth revolves around the sun. 
Yes I made these! cause I know my friends question my honesty 
when it comes to my baking

Each child makes a timeline poster of their life for year old they are

My little earth circling the sun. 

Time for strawberry cupcakes

Dance party time! 

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It's good to be 3! 

1 comment:

  1. I love the Montessori learning style! We are hoping to get Tbird into our local Montessori soon! And you are better than me... I don't think I could get frogs.. But we are trying to decide on meaningful 1st bday gift for T. Any ideas?!?


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