Ms. Sacalis treated the third grade today to a spinning wheel demonstration. The class, who among many other subjects this year studies the history of human dwellings and farming, had experienced cleaning and carding raw wool prior to Ms. Sacalis's visit, and enjoyed watching her transform fluffy roving into spun yarn. Ms. Sacalis shared her memories of preparing and spinning fibers as a young girl, and showed the children examples of dyed and knitted garments that were made with handspun yarns. For more details on the third grade curriculum, click here.
During recess on Dec. 8th, two Fourth Grade explorers were seen peering into the holes in the pear tree. They discovered where the gnomes can slide down, and even bathe in a hole filled with water from recent rains. The pair then looked for holes in ALL of the trees, in an effort to locate all of the gnome homes. Keep an eye out for these elusive little workers!
This weekend's Winter Spiral provided the scent of fresh pine, gentle music, and the eventual conquering of darkness for the Kindergartners, First Graders, Second Graders and those in our community wishing to participate. The richness of the experience will certainly carry us through the darkness of the season.