Tomorrow – Wednesday 28 May 2014 – is Karameldag. Or “Toffee Day”!
It’s the last schoolday of May (schools are closed for Kristi Himmelfart – Ascension – Thursday and Friday) and therefore the very last day of school for the 9th graders. And they’ll be celebrating – selvfølgelig! Most of them will be attired in fancy dress. Most will probably return home, soaked to the skin and covered in shaving foam. The lower grades tend to get roped in to that part, so my son’s teacher has told the 7th graders to bring a change of clothing, so they won’t “sidde som en våd mus” – sit like a drowned mouse – for the last three classes after lunch! But as we are currently still enjoying a mini heatwave, who wouldn’t mind a nice cool down..? 😛
What else will the 9th graders get up to? Some make breakfast for their teachers. There will be singing and dancing. But – most importantly of all – they will roam around the school, throwing humungous amounts of toffees – to be caught by the kids in the lower grades.
So remember to give your little ‘uns a plastic bag tomorrow morning. They’re going to need it to hold their booty. Or, at least, to hold the empty toffee wrappers so they can keep score. “Hey, I caught 72 toffees this year!” In Kindergarten class, the toffees are usually put into a collective jar and then divided up equally. Stops any arguments/tears and provides an impromtu maths exercise! 😉