We've had two great festivals so far this school year! Michaelmas is a celebration of the beginning of Fall telling the story of George and the dragon. This story is symbolic of the way we overcome our inner darkness with great light such as overcoming bullying with kindness, fear with courage, or lies with truth. Our Grades and home school hybrid classes worked hard to illustrate this important story and put on a beautiful performance. Students created a dragon using felt, and paper mache. Silks were dyed with tumeric, and swords made to represent the hero George. During a short performance for our younger classes, our Grades students recited the following verse:
"Brave and true, I will be,
Each good deed, sets me free,
Each kind word, makes me strong,
I will fight for the right,
I will conquer the wrong."
Our younger classes celebrated by making dragon bread using pumpkin seeds, almonds, and other nutritional embellishments. The feasting of the dragon bread is then another way to symbolize overcoming the darkness. And it's delicious, to boot!
We also had our Fall Festival on October 28th. This is definitely one of the school's favorite festivals, celebrating the beginning of Fall, and of course, dressing up in costumes is so much fun! The outdoor area was transformed into an obstacle course which took the children on a journey! First, Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jump over the candle stick! Children went over our bridge, jumped over Jack's candlestick, and after weaving a piece of ribbon through our giant loom, they earned a jewel from the banker. With this jewel, they were able to purchase wheat from the miller, after hurdling over some hay bails. The journey continued by bringing the wheat to the baker and exchanging it for a piece of delicious bread. After searching for a treasure in our pool of hay, they retrieved an apple from our farmer and ended their journey by painting a pumpkin in our craft area! Such hard work deserved a good meal, and luckily we had a variety of delicious items brought in by our families for our pot luck! We already can't wait for Fall Festival next year!
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