The Kindergartners and 1st Graders celebrated the end of their Medieval Unit with a medieval "faire" during which squires were knighted by Queen Florentien. In this exciting study, students built a castle and learned about castle architecture and castle life. They learned about pulleys when they investigated the engineering of castle drawbridges and they constructed catapults. They created their own medieval portraits and their own shields which they decorated with personal designs. And they learned about the Code of Chivalry which dovetails with our social-emotional curriculum. Children learn to be kind, respectful, honest, fair, and hardworking. They learn to recognize these qualities in themselves and in their classmates as they cheer each other on.