Open house is fast approaching. After our Summer Camp we were not going to have any time to clean all the Earthy goodness we have around the Schoolhouse! So, we rolled up our sleeves and into cleaning mode we went! Cleaning is always for me a lovely activity, kind of spiritual I should say! I feel anew after a good deep cleaning and of course if is a fun task if you a have little helpers and a song or two to hold the space for the m all! So we followed the same cleaning routine as the one we do during Advent Time. We first, warm up our beeswax polish balm which make the house smell oh so lovely. In the meantime we dust all our lovely toys to get them ready to receive that glorious balm. When balm is ready we wax all our toys, we polished them and put them inside of our big basket until it is time to place them back into their houses. After a well deserved rest, we started with the big wash. All our silks, dolls blankets and dolly clothes were washed by little hands that waited patiently for the rub-a-dab session. We put all the silks in the big round tub full of lovely warm soapy water and then we started. Well at least part of it. Children and water are a dangerous combination my friends, you know that! So splashing, sprinkling and other fun things were enjoyed! Thank goodness it was some water left to wash all those silks and the dollies' cloths, phew! Finally all the children gathered around to help. The little ones still playing a bit with the bubbles sprinkling water here and there. The older ones, already trusted helpers showed the little ones how to do the merry job. At the end, we all had fun and enjoyed a lovely -and wet! time outside! Then , we hanged all our silks waiting for the sun and wind to do their magic! Next day we set up our iron table and with great care we smoothed out our fresh laundry. The younger children where enjoying "ironing" as well using this time a piece of wood block as the iron and a piece of silk. As we cleaned and polished our toys we happily sang one of our many gnomes songs...
I met a little dusty gnome
he says in the time to clean the toys
round round round
swish swish swish clean the toys
(you can change the words to your particular activity: wash the cloth, sweep the room and more.
Welcome to our blog! I'm Miss Silvana and I am so happy you stopped by! I decided to begin this blog to chronicle our day-to-day happenings and discoveries at the Schoolhouse & Farm! I am so grateful to have the opportunity to be here and to be able to do the things I love the most. First and foremost, being the mother of an incredible child who has empowered me to do oh so many things...he never ceases to inspire me! Being a mother is an exciting journey with so much to tell, to do and to make!. I also love to be the wife of an incredible and kind man from which I have learned so much during all these years sharing and loving the life we have knitted together! and I absolutely love to be a teacher a Waldorf one!. My passion for teaching, Waldorf, community and Nature has encouraging me to bring what we are offering now at the Schoolhouse, simply put: A place to preserve the magic of childhood! We are starting this journey as the First Grassroots Waldorf Initiative in Charlotte, NC and we are traveling it cheerfully, with love, inspiration, determination and gratitude! Come join us and grow with us!
Thank you for stopping by and letting me share with you how the day unfolds from our corner of the world!