Never one to be “normal”, Mrs. McGrath’s class birthday candle is definitely unique… it burns UP as time goes on!! We celebrated our first Smartian birthday last week, and Q.C was the first to experience the world famous “burning up candle”!!! Every child gets a turn when it is their birthday to wear the birthday hat and light-up button, receive their birthday certificate and bookmark and be treated to a class birthday song. Then the wacky fun begins… cutting off their name from the birthday candle. As we celebrate more and more birthdays in Smartia, the candle becomes shorter and shorter, growing UP instead of DOWN!!!