Today, families will gather for our Grandmother Oak Tree Tea Party, to honor and celebrate an oak that is more than 200 years old. She rests near the edge of our property and graces our children with her presence.
This Frog Pond ritual is a particularly dear one because the children host it. They decorate and mail the invitations and make the egg salad, hummus, and lemonade. It is their time to begin practicing competencies in planning, preparing, cooperating, and celebrating. These are skills that will last a lifetime and make life worth living.
We will have our ingathering in the playground and then follow the drum down the path to Grandmother Oak Tree. Herb Tyson will sing to us then we will have a picnic on the lawn prepared by the children. We look forward to this day to celebrate Spring and Grandmother Oak Tree with our Frog Pond Family!
In the meantime, enjoy these photos from last year’s celebration.