Absalom & the Bees
The Purple Day Podcast is the audio from our Monday episodes of Storytime in the Schoolhouse. Please note: Storytime is written and recorded for the screen. Some elements of Storytime will transfer better than others.
Every Purple Day, or Monday, we are inside the schoolhouse for circle time and storytime.
We enjoy singing and reciting nature-based, seasonal songs and poems during circle time. As the month progresses, we learn new song and poem verses. This week we learn the final verses to our songs and poems for this month’s circle time. We also practice a deep breathing exercise on Mondays.
After circle time, we hear a story together. We listen to nature stories and folk tales during the third and fourth weeks of the month. Today we hear the story of Absalom & the Bees. This folktale is about a young man named Absalom, who lives with a group of monks and is a friend of the bees. He cares for the bees in a large garden, giving them all they need to be happy and healthy.