Our entire school collectively took a field trip last week to Blackwood Educational Land Institute, a 23 acre track of land transformed into a living classroom. The children got up close and personal with chickens and turkeys, and planted squash seeds for a future harvest. They spent the day running through sunflowers and wildflowers and lounging together on hammocks.
Experiences like these add to our students reverence for nature, organic farming and spending time in the elements in the great outdoors.
Art plays an important part of the daily rhythm at Bayou Village School. Rather than a segmented class that happens once a week, art is seen throughout each lesson whether in movement, song, hand work, bees wax modeling, or watercolor painting.
Children explore color through watercolor painting by using what is called the wet-on-wet method. High quality watercolor paper is used, an important part of the process in using quality materials. A peaceful and meditative process, it is incredible to see what these young artist create with these few, simple materials.
These works of art are by our Sweet Peas Preschool Nursery class, children aged 3 - 4.
Our Morning Glory Kindergarten class shares a beautiful blessing before each meal. Here's how it goes:
In front of our heart.
Earth who gives to us this food,
Sun who makes it ripe and good.
Sun above and Earth below,
Our love and thanks to you we show.
Blessings on our meal,
Our family, our friends,
And far away
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