just another day in the 5th grade

Each year, at  Kooka's uber-cool school they celebrate May Day.  Everyone dresses up (this year's theme, Alice in Wonderland), and the fifth graders dance around the MayPole while the fourth graders play recorders.  It's a very sweet rite of passage to see these little ten year-olds (who will be jaded by middle school in less than a year's time), dancing together, flowers in their hair, celebrating spring.

The whole event is followed by a parade around town, a picnic, and apparently a hardcore came of "bu!!$#!t" - which is what they told me they were playing when I walked into their classroom.