Advent Time at Acorn School… a time of quiet anticipation

On Friday we celebrated the beautiful Advent Spiral with our school community. The children were reverent, the harp playing angelic and all went out into the quiet night slowed, inspired and nourished. A reminder of the true nature of this season.

Every day we light a candle at our table, with each week in December bringing with it a new candle to light. This week we have two! And a lovely verse to accompany the candle lighting…

The first light of Advent is the light of stones, stones that live in crystals, in seashells, and in bones.
The second light of Advent is the light of plants, plants that reach up to the sun and in the breezes dance.
The third light of Advent is the light of beasts, all await the birth, from the greatest and in least.
The fourth light of Advent is the light of humankind, the light of hope that we may learn to love and understand.
Each day at school, the children wait patiently for a visit from the tiny lady who lives in the red cone. After she greets everyone she whispers the names of children to Mrs. Shuhan, these friends then receive a carefully chosen golden walnut inside which lives a teeny tiny gnome on a necklace. We look forward to this tradition every year in our school!

I wish you all a slowed down and meaningful Advent season this year!