6 December 2008
Big days part two - Advent
Despite a bumpy start, festivities have begun. A highlight for us last year was our Activity Advent Calendar , so it was high on the agenda for December. So far we've decorated the table for Christmas, sung songs, read stories, had breakfast for dinner (a godsend when mummy can't stomach a trip to the kitchen!), and had a dress-up dinner. Here are my butterfly and island girls. Swayer was a kangaroo and I was a pirate (many suspicious looks from the island girl...). Best to keep those photos secret I think!
Amongst all this, kinder was in a frenzy. I volunteered for two days helping with pomanders, angels and candles. It was a crash course in Steiner education and a pretty good insight into Audrey's days there this year. I learned that its hard work maintaining such calm in a group of 15 kids and that Natural Learning/Unschooling is definitely for us! We're sad to be leaving a ready-made community of lovely peeps, but so excited that our days will flow more freely and learning will happen when we are ready. We'll still use a steiner-ish approach, but in a way that is a bit more relaxed and free, which we have the luxury of doing in a much smaller group. Lucky us. Now for some time out before Christmas and some much needed Twosuh time...