Get Ready for May Day

» Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in School News | 0 comments

MayDayDuring the first week of May, we celebrate the arrival of spring and the coming in of summer. Cold dark days are behind us, as we look forward to slower moving, warmer days ahead. We breathe out along with the earth, with flowers, music, singing, and dancing.

 

On May 2nd, The festivities begin in the morning as Early Childhood students welcome spring in the meadow. At 11:10, children in the grades begin a processional to the Pavilion at the Sportsman’s Club. Children then pair up with their buddies to begin a scavenger hunt, led by Grade Six students. Following the scavenger hunt, all students, teachers, and parents in attendance join together for lunch and lemon cupcakes, a Spring Garden tradition.

 

After lunch, we make our way toward the open field. After an opening verse, our May Day celebration begins, with younger students weaving ribbons round and round while older students play accompaniments on the recorder. Finally, the community takes part in a garden blessing before an early dismissal at 2:00 p.m. (Aftercare will be available until 6:00 p.m., just as on any early dismissal day.)

 

We hope you can join us for fun and frivolity in this delightful celebration of the changing seasons!

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