Gather 'round the May Pole

It finally feels like spring in Vermont and last Friday we celebrated!
Here is Elizabeth with her class launching the festivities with a Morris Dance.

Each class then performed increasingly intricate dances accompanied by Liz and friends on the fiddle.

After the dancing we all visited and ate strawberry shortcake. Yum.

Of course there was lots of cuteness--spring chicks, for instance.

The cake walk is a beloved annual event--sort of like musical chairs, but children move around a big circle stepping on tiles. When the music ends, the leader pulls a little tile from a basket. Whoever is on the matching tile wins a cake.

The most important event of all, though, is the debate between King Winter and Lady Spring about who is better. They lead all the children off to a giant tug of war. Lady Spring ALWAYS wins (even if it means a few adults need to join in at the last second!).

The year's at the spring
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in His heaven -
All's right with the world!
~Robert Browning

Tammy  – (May 18, 2011 at 9:25 AM)  

I've been following your blog for quite a while now, and I'm still so amazed at what a wonderful school both of your daughters have been able to go to!

sarah –   – (May 18, 2011 at 2:32 PM)  

So wonderful! :-)

ellen  – (May 21, 2011 at 7:42 PM)  

What a lovely gathering. So special.

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