Mountain Sage Winter Faire 2015 - Hello Volunteers!
Winter Faire is an event where the Mountain Sage school community comes together to enjoy the spirit of the winter season. Together we will transform our school into a beautiful wonderland where children go to and fro like little elves making crafts, reaching into one of many pockets in the Pocket Lady's cloak for a small treasure and watching in awe as King Winter appears. There is a Storytelling Room (shhh...only whispers and please remove your shoes) a Crystal Cave where delicious treats can be found and the Fairy Room where the children shop for handmade gifts to gift to their special people. We will have a Fire and Cider area outside.
The faculty festival committee is here to guide the Mountain Sage School Parents as we work together to create this special event.
Please email Kay Batey-Werber - our parent Winter Faire Liaison - with any questions!
Live sign-up for crafters!
An Overview of Winter Faire:
•Tickets are for sale at the door for $10. Included are the crafts, one pocket lady treasure and 1-3 Fairy Room gifts (depending on how many treasures we have :). If a family is unable to pay for these tickets we will give them to you :)There is also the option to buy an extra ticket to donate to a family in need of one.
•Each class will hold a craft table or other offering.
•For the Fairy Room and the Pocket Lady we will need many handmade or purchased items. There are craft groups happening on Thursdays and Fridays each week and everyone is welcome to create things at home. Please keep in mind our school values as to natural materials and sustainable practices.
•We plan on 300 children participating and each having a ticket for 1-3 items from the Fairy Room and 1 Pocket Lady treasure – this means that if many people do just a bit that it won’t be difficult at all to have plenty. Many times parents choose to make a dozen of something. This is also something that Grandparents who are crafty can participate in.
Be prepared to sign up for our Friday Night Decorating/Pizza Party! Watch for more info soon!!
Everyone in the school can bake for the crystal cave!
Please bake something to donate to the 5th grade for the crystal cave. Please label whether your baked goods include nuts, gluten, dairy etc. Thank you so much!
Ideas for Fairy Room crafting!
Remember those beautiful treasures you made last year. Please make those again and bring them in :)
This is a job for all of us!
It works very well to ask people to make approximately 12 of whatever treasure they are working on. It is always good to think of more things that dads and grandpas will enjoy.
gnomes – felt or wood or wool
Bean bag frogs/chickens – we have patterns!
Napkin sets – these can be hemmed or un-hemmed squares in sets of 4
Bookmarks – there are many ways to make bookmarks
Making at home or in a group:
Soaps (some can have plastic animals or bugs in them J
Magnets (Marna can offer printed pictures to glue to glass jewels), magic wands, yarn balls with surprises and lots more! Pinterest is a great place to find ideas!
It is so much fun to craft together – no experience necessary!
Thursdays and Fridays after drop off until 10:30.
All School Painting – Held by Ms. Patton our lower grades handwork teacher Blue Bird Room
36” x 36” canvas
Find out what your child's class is holding and how you can help! Watch for sign-ups soon!
Kindergarten – Fairy Room
We will decorate the room the Friday before Winter Faire. The 6th and 7th grade will sign up to be fairies and help the children “shop” for the beautiful handmade gifts and treasures that we will, as a school, make and provide.
First grades – Cinnamon-Applesauce Dough Ornaments
Cinnamon and Applesauce – equal parts
Cover the floor with taped down plastic
Marna has some cinnamon, but we will need more! contact Marna at email@example.com
Second grade - Found object crafting - all ages! Start looking for things - broken necklaces, washers...There are SO many magical things in that junk drawer or elsewhere in your home. Lots of fun for the kids to imagine what could be a piece of a beautiful ornament or adornment.
Ms. Scott's Second Grade Classroom
Third grades -
Mrs. Docherty will be the storyteller this year. The room will be magically transformed by the third grade parents into a sanctuary of silk, lights and calm.
Third Grade Classroom
Fourth grades – Gnome Gardens! Two step. Sew gnomes in one room (Ms. Barman’s Classroom).
Glue gnomes and the plant material (Ms. Lark’s Classroom).
300 3-5” in diameter log – approx. 1 “ thick.
Find LOTS dried plant stuff from nature to bring in and then glue to the gnome garden.
Pattern for gnome suits, lots of felt, embroidery floss, needles.
Fifth grade – Crystal Cave. Fundraiser for thier Indian Feast.
Traditionally in Waldorf schools, the 5th grade class decorates their room as a Crystal Cave during the Winter Faire. It is usually a place where gnomes and fairies make their homes among the darkness of the forest. Hear the sounds of the wilderness. See miniature houses, rivers, mountains, mushrooms, birds, crystals, where everything sparkles with twinkling lights and magical fairy dust.
This class has the freedom to make the cave traditional or create their own magical spin on the details. The week of Thanksgiving is a good time to ask class parents to send out a request for donations of baked goods to contribute for the bake sale in the Crystal Cave room during Winter Faire – anyone in the school can bake for this. The baked goods are cash donations. The 5th grade will be responsible in decorating their room and displaying the baked goods and restocking the goodies as they are bought.
Decorations- cloths, silks, crystals, miniatures
Lights, Donation jar, Napkins
Lots of baked goodies
Beautiful dishware to display the goodies
Helping with Fairy Room as fairies, helping with the all school painting and helping with the Fire Pit/Cider outside area.