Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It's May Day!

Today is the first day of May.  I grew up in a little town in Minnesota where the tradition was to make construction paper baskets and fill them with flowers and candy.  We don't promote candy here at TOP but we have dandelions in abundance!  Many of the children enjoyed filling their "May Day baskets" with flowers. 

Don't be too sad if you didn't get one.  This was not a mandatory activity!  Other kids were busy playing a pretend game with brooms, riding in the wagon or climbing the tree. Also-they were fun to wear as hats!  We encourage creativity-and they were having fun using their imaginations.
Today we learned a new song. 
Oats Peas Beans and Barley Grow.

Then we were off to garden!  We have a patch near the old farmhouse.  We were preparing the soil to plant a herb garden next week.  The kids were very engaged with getting rid of the weeds.  ("A weed is any plant you don't want in your garden!")

We took buckets of weeds to the compost bin.  We are excited to plant and then watch our garden grow.

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