An experiential, democratic learning community committed to real sustainability in East Austin, where youth ages 5-9 have the freedom to pursue meaningful learning, joy, and connection, guided with love and inspiration by Caitlin Macklin and Laura Ruiz.
For the past few weeks, we have been preparing for our upcoming Halloween party. Spiders were made out of pipe cleaner and poms, paper plates transformed into jack o lanterns, ghosts made from sheets, paper bats cut from black cardstock, and giant parade puppets filled the studio while spooky Halloween music played to set the mood. There was lots of costume talk and dreams of the most anticipated event, trick or treating. The day of, Sy and Caitlin made pumpkin muffins, roasted seeds, and pumpkin pie from scratch. Caitlin and I even planned a spooky menu of witch fingers, monster mouths, and hot dog mummies! After lunch we shared our scary stories that we had been working on for the past week and before we knew it, it was party time. We carved pumpkins, ate our pumpkin feast, played games, and marched around the neighborhood with the DMC band and a few folks from Minor Mishap. We definitely got the neighborhoods attention and people came out to see us parade by. I bet we were a sight to see!