Today is Oliver's birthday and we started our day celebrating with him. Jennifer, Leo, Greta and Fatou joined the class. Oliver showed us his Baby Ena giraffe and her mother, Mama Newland. The class was captivated as Jennifer read one of Oliver's favorite books, "Otis and the Kittens."
Then Oliver opened his present which was made by his birthday committee: Ellie, Wolf M and Evelyn. Finally, he walked around the candle, blew it out and we sang him Happy Birthday.
Jennifer very generously offered to lead an activity. In small groups they melted crayon shavings into wax paper with some fall leaves. They turned out beautifully and are now hanging in our classroom windows.
Happy Birthday Oliver!