Benn Benn’s Birthday!

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!

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May Day

We celebrated May Day this week with a traditional May pole dance, flower crowns and a picnic lunch. The children also painted coffee filters which were turned into clothespin butterflies and wrapped ribbons onto fairy sticks. Children and parents alike painted a canvas which will become our new classroom flag. It was a gorgeous day!

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Winter Solstice Celebration

We gathered at school this evening to celebrate the Winter Solstice with a traditional spiral walk to welcome the return of the sun and longer days ahead. The week before the children made lanterns out of watercolor paintings they had made using warm colors of reds and golds. They also decorated the classroom with seasonal foliage and created a table center piece with weekly offerings for the Stone Kingdom, Plant Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and the Human Kingdom. Tonight we brought offerings for a potluck dinner which was enjoyed after the walk. If you are interested in learning more about spiral walks and other Waldorf inspired Advent traditions, you can read about them here.

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