We talked about some of the old traditions around May 1st, or May Day. Many of the children knew about a Maypole, but not many of them had heard of the super-fun and sneaky tradition of leaving baskets of flowers and treats on a neighbor's door handle.
I taught the children how to make one type of conical basket, and we attached ribbon for the handles. Then each needed to staple a piece of paper to their basket with a specific quote about May OR make up their own poem or saying. The ones I had on the board were:
All things seem possible in May.
Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun.
What potent blood hath modest May.
Finally, we picked a few posies to put into our baskets and snuck out to hang them on cubby hooks and door handles. We had to be very quiet and stealthy, especially when hanging them on office doors where people were working!
Mr. Riccinto received one:
As did lucky siblings (this one went to Mark's sister, Becca).
Here are some more little treats for some of the special people who work here: