Today was the most amazingly beautiful day. We met in our Spring/Summer co-op spot, and it was so lovely.
I finally got to tell the story of St. Martin to our group. This is one of my favorite stories ever - especially Martin's dream at the end holds such a powerful message. I never get tired of hearing and telling that story.
For craft time, we made paper lanterns. Lora taught a German lantern song to the group (Clover has been singing it *all* evening), and we had a short lantern walk while singing the song!
Michael had the idea to have the children wash their hands (in an organized way) before lunch time. This really helped ease the transition between craft/lantern walk and meal time. The kids were excited to line up and wash their hands in warm lavender water. After washing, we had them find a seat. So much more of a smooth transition than in weeks past... Now we just need a hand-washing verse.
We spent all afternoon running around and playing in the woods!!!
Right before we left for home, I took this picture. The purple-pink spot was actually visible among the treetops. Kate calls this a "sunburst", but for today I would prefer to think of it, like St. Martin, as a Being of Light. May we all shine our radiant lights into the World during this time of early descending darkness. Peace.