today was the fourth grade’s big end of school year hoorah. they celebrated with a medieval festival and spent much time preparing. they’ve been studying this time period for a while.
they’ve broken into groups and built castles.
*s9’s group’s castle had octopi in the moat and a lovely pond inside the walls – excellent for fishing and picnics*
they picked a play and assigned and memorized parts and presented it today’s audience of parents and family friends.
*s9 was the king. and a very fine king was he*
they researched the foods that were eaten during that time and brought a list home of dishes that parents could provide for the feast.
*i’m not completely convinced that tropical fruits would have been the fruits of the day, but i could be wrong*
and – my favorite part – they even made sure to have an authentic serving wench on hand.
it was an afternoon enjoyed by all and a lovely way to celebrate a year of hard work.
there was still an hour of school left at the end of the feast and what better to do than a few hands of cards.
no, they’re not playing poker. they’re playing slave. it involves kings and queens and noblemen – a very appropriate medieval day game.