Cedar and Fern join the students on their journey through the Moon, Mammal, Magic curriculum as guides and companions. They arrive during the winter months as a whimsical addition to the winter solstice curriculum. The gnomes appear in the curriculum during the wintertime because the animals are hungry and trying to survive the cold and lack of food. The male gnomes care for the animals and small birds by feeding them at night. The female gnomes maintain the home tucked beneath the ground. The gnome twins are mischievous and tend to play in the classroom after the students have left for the day. Sometimes there are pompoms scattered about the floor and glitter spilled. When your students arrive in the morning engage them in an exciting activity called “Gnome on the Roam”. Every day before your students arrive hide one of the gnomes and have the students try to find the gnome. Remind them not to reveal the gnome’s hiding place until all the other students have had a chance to play.