Winter Solstice Celebrations!

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​Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice! We will mark the shortest day and longest night with special celebrations throughout the school. Children in all classes have been busy baking bread, making art, and composing songs in order to share gratitude and spread kindness throughout our school community. In celebration of Solstice, Charlie will be building and tending a fire tomorrow. We will celebrate nature's life force and the magic and hope of seasonal change by gathering, singing, and filling our Wishes and Hopes Baskets. We are constructing baskets from natural materials and the children will be invited to place their wishes and hopes for the New Year inside. The baskets will be placed on the fire and we will watch as our wishes and hopes turn to light and heat and are sent up into the universe! All of us at Leila Day wish you a peaceful and beautiful Winter Solstice and a joyful New Year, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on January 2nd.



Creating a Wishes and Hopes Basket for the Solstice Fire

Seasonal beauty in the greenhouse


Boat Cake baking by After School Seniors for their friends in South Class

School Closed: January 4th & 5th
Chef Lou's Leila Day Menu December 18th-21st

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Creative explosion on the light table 💥 Working on #higherorderthinking #vocabularydevelopment and #imaginativeplay
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Artists in all seasons #naturalmaterials #naturalcanvas
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The magical North yard #outdoorlearning #allweather
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Baking bread for our families this #wintersolstice #giving #gratitude #kindness #love
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Executive Director Ashley preparing hot cider at the Solstice fire #wintersolstice #seasonalcelebrations #wishesandhopes #learninginthenaturalworld
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Wishes and Hopes Basket on the Solstice fire. Turning our cares into light and heat and sending our hopes for the New Year into the universe! #wintersolstice
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Nature Study Coordinator Charlie builds the Solstice fire #wintersoltice #longestnight #shortestday #seasonalcelebrations
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Wishes and Hopes Basket ready for Solstice celebrations tomorrow! #wintersolstice #shortestday #longestnight #celebratingseasonalchange #naturebasedlearning
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Preparing our Wishes and Hopes Baskets for tomorrow's Solstice celebration #wintersolstice #celebration #seasonalchange #naturebasedlearning Thanks for the inspiration To our @commongroundnatureyear friends!!
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...like a snowflake. We are all different in our own beautiful way #greenhouse #winter #observing #seasonalchange #meinnature
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