At Grow With Me we celebrate birthdays using the Waldorf tradition of telling the Rainbow Bridge Story. It is a very sweet ceremony and makes the birthday child feel extra special. Benn’s birthday is during the summer but asked if we could celebrate his birthday together in class before we end the school year. Of course Ms. Katy said YES! Happy birthday Benn Benn! We love you!
Today we went to the Long Branch Environmental Center for a day of apple picking. It was a gorgeous fall day and the dappled light coming through the trees was magical! After we had gathered apples to our hearts’ content, we sat in a circle to listen to Ms. Katy tell the story of The Red House with No Doors, No Windows, and a Star Inside. Then we headed down the hillside for a little berry picking, too. Afterwards we gathered at the pond for a picnic lunch before heading home.