I received a call Friday afternoon from my friend Homaira, she said that all week the 5th graders at Northstar School had opted to sew during their recess. She had taken a project from the Barakah Life handmade site and they had happily worked on it to its completion. I told her I'd provide the next project as I wanted to work with this enthusiastic group myself.
Yesterday, I went to the school to work with the kids and we had a nice time together. In fact when lunch came, they all said that they did not want to go they wanted to sew. It took a little convincing to let them know skipping lunch was not an option.
The joy in the yesterdays lesson for me was to see the joy in the children, their eagerness and desire to create and learn.
5K Walk-a-thon, Family Fair & Silent Auction Ilm Tree is holding a family fun day, fund raising event for the school. Confirmed scholars are I. Zaid Shakir, S. Alaeddin El-Bakri, Q. Amar Bellaha, P. Hatem Bazian, U. Abdullah Ali, and U. Abdul Kareen Yahyaa. The event will be held on June 8th at Deer Hill Ranch in Lafayette, California, which next year will be the new home of the school. It's a lovely setting with farm animals and rolling hills.
I'm working on my donations, a couple of pillows for the silent auction. The silk is green and sand colored with one of my favorite Rumi poems.