April 14, 2019
Now the ears of my ears awake and now the eyes of my eyes are opened – e.e. cummings
We are pleased to welcome a guest post today by Margot Entwisle, from the Bay School in Blue Hill, Maine:
Planting Seeds and Making Maple Syrup
We planted wheat grass in small terra cotta saucers with the children, then watered them well.
The children found places to nestle the freshly planted seeds around the room and on the small nature table, alongside Mrs.Thaw. The saucers are glazed on the inside, making them fairly watertight for use on the nature table.
Late winter and early spring is the time we tap maple trees to collect their sweet sap. Some of the sap we boil down into syrup to drizzle on top of our rolls on Bread Day, while some of the sap we enjoy as a sweet drink…sometimes the children savor sweet drops right from the trees. We always give thanks to the trees for their generous gift of fresh, nourishing sweetness.
A Spring Puppet Story
These photos were taken two years ago. The children discovered how they could all swing together…and how they could help each other back up!
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