On this quiet Tuesday, the school was filled with music and play-making as the kids thought more about their projects for Expression, played music, and preformed their puppet show play.
Natasha brought in her guitar and played in the morning.
Jennie helped out with furniture making.
Playwrights practiced lines from their scripts.
After lunch, we had our own mini-concert, featuring Natasha on guitar and Clementine on mini-harmonica, and Isaac on guitar as opening acts, and Mirah as our main event. She sang a few of her songs and asked the kids to contribute during the chorus with words and whistles.
Mirah showed everyone her steel drum and let everyone experiment with the sounds it makes.
We held an appreciation circle for Stewart, who is moving to a new house and a new school in the East Bay.
We also said goodbye to Brian, our artist-in-residence, as he packed up and headed back to his studio at the Crucible in Oakland.
But they’ll both be back. You can’t stay away from this school once you’ve been here.