On to Christmas!
by Mrs. Mallard
Hello! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a lovely dinner with my side of the family. I decided to go out on a limb by making a batch of my grandma’s family-famous refrigerator rolls from scratch. I’ve been working on my bread making skills lately, so I was optimistic that they would turn out. They did! The ones pictured above are a little too browned, but I only got a picture of that sheet after my mom suggested I take a photo to show my grandma.
And now, on to Christmas! Slowly. I would like to be very deliberate about our activities this season. As far as preparations go, we pulled out our fake tree that we’ve used for many, many years and I just didn’t want to put it up. I let the kids put it up and decorate it in an out-of-the-way location. I would love to have real tree this year decorated with real food. Does that sound odd? Look at these lovely fruit ornaments from the Magic Onions, though. I love the apples and cinnamon. I would also love to do orange slices and gingerbread boys and candy canes. If I can figure out how to keep my dogs away from the tree, I may be able to pull it off.
School-wise, we are on our last blocks before the Christmas break, two weeks of North American Geography and one week of Botany for my fifth grader, and a Saints and Heroes block for my second grader. I am reading Steiner’s The Education of the Child right now and find it very interesting. It is bringing to mind many thoughts about what Steiner’s actual indications were for education, versus what has become Waldorf culture and dogma. Melisa Nielsen has written about this on her website.
What is occupying your days this coming month?