At least, that's how it was when I was a kid. I don't think it's very different now except I'm guessing they probably don't send unattended children into strangers' homes anymore. Still, it's about gathering in the fruits of the harvest and sharing them with the community.
Today we went to a Harvest Festival at Lady P's school. I was confused. This is what went on:
|Lady P dressed as a pumpkin, playing 'Honey Drop' in return for a plastic spider prize|
|A spider's web dance party|
So I learned a couple of things today. Harvest Festival is what the Montessori school cunningly call their Halloween party, presumably because someone devout once complained about celebrating a pagan festival. Nice job Montessori, you almost had me fooled.
The other thing I learned is that the
Maybe now I understand what's really going on here I'll do better next year.