The Handwork teacher

I am a mother to two beautiful girls and I teach Handwork and Fine Arts in our local waldorf charter school in Arizona.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Festivals coming in December

We have one last Nov festival (Thanks Giving)

After that we have

Lussekatter (St. Lucia Buns) Recipe
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup warm water
1 package yeast
1/2 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon saffron
2 and 3/4 cups flour
vegetable oil
1 tablespoon water

Santa Lucia

Santa Lucia,
thy light is glowing
Through darkest winter night,
comfort bestowing.
Dreams float on dreams tonight,
Comes then the morning light,
Santa Lucia,
Santa Lucia.

Go to here for craft ideas ...thank you Cadi

and here is a doll making idea

St. Nicholas day

"St. Nicholas
In the European tradition, December 6 celebrates the life of St. Nicholas, who by legend wandered through the streets leaving apples, nuts, and golden coins at the houses of hungry children. Nicholas was bishop during the fourth century in Turkey, and was renowned for his generous deeds. St. Nicholas’ visit to the school is marked by the trail of glitter, and fruit and nuts he leaves
for the students and teachers.

Families may also celebrate this tradition by leaving a small gift or poem in shoes or slippers that children leave outside their bedroom door on the eve of St. Nicholas Day."- Atlanta waldorf school

here is the story



The Spiral Walk
"The younger children at the school participate in an Advent Garden. The children walk through a beautiful spiral pathway of pine boughs, lighting a candle and then setting it along the path to create a shining spiral of light. Parents are invited to attend this reverent and wondrous celebration. Additionally, in most classrooms, teachers celebrate with decorative greenery, seasonal songs and stories" -Atlanta waldorf school

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