here and here. It turned out great, but it was a TON of work.
This year, however, one of the moms found a company called Medieval Fantasies, based here in VA, that puts on programs for schools, as well as other events. They spent the morning with us, from 9:30-12:30, and it was really great! MUCH less work for the moms of the unit!
giant turkey legs the 6th graders had, and all the food that we had for that feast!
Last was dancing! We did 2 circle dances, and then for the last dance, the ladies were in a small circle, with the gentlemen on the outside. They danced in opposite directions, mirroring the movements, although it was kind of controlled chaos by that point, LOL. Everyone was hot, tired, and hungry, so no one was paying as careful attention as they had been at the beginning of the morning, and mainly I think you could say the boys and the girls were just circling in opposite directions, without really doing many of the steps!
It was fun, and the best part of it was, everyone just went home, and the company cleaned it all up! Medieval Fantasies did a great job, and I would not hesitate to recommend them. Very interesting, and they spent 3 hours with our group!