One glory follows another!
My family and friends went this weekend
to pay homage,
and hold sacred our meet up
with the Sandhill cranes migrating from the north,
They kept their part of the bargain,
these giant (7 foot tall!?)
representatives of the ancient,
(the dinosaurs, even)
and a time when the Earth was so much more hospitable to their Beauty,
their Time on Earth.
We drove (!!???) to meet them,
and on the way
the soy and corn fields of Indiana
were bordered by ancient copses of oak and walnut groves.
The under-stories looked like they were aflame,
such brilliant flourish
to finish this season.
I love them.
Please find a way to visit the cranes,
and encourage them on their way,
and find time away,
for you and your kids and friends.
Tomorrow, Monday, October 30, we're going to give our fourth try to 6th grade, Room 309, to visit the river at River Park to conduct scientific testing, of river water quality. Meet by the fish tank at 9:00 to have a chat about the trip.
On Wednesday, November 1, Day of the Dead! 2nd Grade, Room 205, will venture to the river to witness the flow of time, and other activities. Volunteers, please arrive at 12:45. We leave at 1:00 and return at 3:00 or so for pick up.
On Thursday, November 2, 6th Grade, Room 307, will repeat the River trip briefly described previously. With no less passion and joy.
On Friday there is a rare PD day for CPS. And we are blessed to host a Workshop for other CPS schools ready and willing to start composting their lunchroom, organic waste.
On Saturday, yet again, Waters School will host a city-wide composting-teaching event, to build the movement for a more thoughtful, earth friendly-way of doing our everyday business. Volunteers welcome.