Sam's third week of school ended with a celebration of International Peace Day.
Kids...! I didn't even know Sam was playing the xylophone!
For International Peace Day, parents were invited to attend their child's morning meeting. During morning meeting, after greeting one another with various ways to say 'Peace', the children were given a chance to define peace and what peace in their home might look like.
Afterwards, Sam's class joined together to sing John Lennon's "Imagine" for the parents.
Later in the day, each class would contribute to a flower mandala in the school lobby.
With three morning meetings and two parents, someone was going to get the short end of the stick. This year, it was Clementine. When Peter and Sam's morning meetings closed, we went down to her homeroom to check in. We stuck our heads in the door to find Clementine grimacing at us. She couldn't hold that face long; it soon melted to tears, "You missed it!" she cried at us.
Fortunately, we are babysitting Yertle the turtle this weekend, which did bring a smile to Clementine's face.