Monday, January 18, 2010

Creation


Maria, my oldest daughter has designed and knitted a purse for her wool work by herself, and she is learning to read. I am at awe at being a witness of this process of learning, we started first grade more or les officially on August last summer, and I can see many fruits blossoming every day.

From my behalf I started the painting about initiation, based on the Gospel of Saint John, where the first step is the miracle at the wedding of Canna.

Winter wonderland













These last days the mornings have surprised us with a beautiful frost, covering every surface with long crystals of snow flakes.

The children have been enjoying the winter play and the temperature is pleasant to accompany outdoor games.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Three Kings and Children's Observations


After the break of the holidays we are back on our Thursdays mornings. We are doing a play of the Three Kings for small children, and every week the children can take a different role from the one taken in the last performance, and we will do so until the week of February the 2nd.


After the play and a light snack, the mothers take time to do an exercise of observation of children, following the guidelines from waldorf teacher's training.


Observation is a very special task, which can represent significant changes in the relationship with your children, and help you understand them in another light. It is an exercise that strengthen the spiritual bonds between the angels and us, and allow us to discover the child that is in front of us and the needs that the child might have. As a powerful tool in teaching and parenting, I give a special attention to it and take care of the exercise in a delicate, gentle and honoring way.

Friday, January 8, 2010

New Year's eve


We had a beautiful celebration with meme and Eva, who were visiting from Barcelona.