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We work to weave our homeschool days around our faith, our subtropical climate, and our coastal landscape.

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Friday, December 5, 2008

First Week of Advent: The Week of the Stones

Ahhhh, Advent is here. Candlelight, hot chocolate, family music, reading by the fire...traditions that we have built up over the years. We set up our Advent Table and make a table-top spiral through the season. Every night, the kids will each add one thing to the spiral, and we watch it grow! Our Mary and Joseph are magic and journey through the house towards the stable on our table...always arriving right on time Christmas Eve!

Meanwhile, our Christmas Angel waits patiently on top of the stable with the Baby Jesus.

We start each evening with the same song, Waldorf families will recognize it as a verse written by Rudolf Steiner that has been set to music. This week's stanza goes:
The First Light of Advent
Is the Light of Stones
Light that lives in Seashells
In Crystals and in Bones

We get a bit literal and attend the local gem and mineral show, which is conveniently held this week every year!

Wishing you and yours a Happy Advent Season!

Mama Bee

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