Monday, August 28, 2017

Rose Ceremony Day

And so begins another year of morning lessons! Since we are always done with morning lessons by Memorial Day weekend we (generally) make it a point to start lessons again sometime in August. With the girls having two straight weeks of musical theater camp earlier this month we put off starting lessons again until today. And so, after everyone was dressed and ready for the day we gathered in the living room, put this beautiful song/video on and began our rose ceremony. Each girl crossed into the new lesson year and was, as is our tradition, given a rose and a love note. It is a beautiful and gentle way to start the new lesson year, and with it our autumn rhythm, too.

This year was the first year that the girls were not surprised by their new lesson supplies. Unlike years past where I would buy their supplies without them knowing this year they came with me and chose their own things. New scissors (since they aren't four years old anymore, which I'm pretty sure was the last time we bought kid scissors), new planners and journals, and new main lesson books (which they decorated the covers of today). While I have always enjoyed surprising them on Rose Ceremony Day with their supplies for the year, there was something fun about watching them choose what they wanted too. A new tradition for these older girls of ours, I suppose you could say.

So, regardless of how your family learns, be it at home or at school, we wish you all the most wonderful of Not-Back-to-School and Back to School weeks! May this year be full of many wonderful experiences, adventures and teachable moments to last a lifetime! xo

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  1. Beautiful my friend. We still have another two weeks before we get started, but I am getting excited and looking forward to another great year of learning with my little man.

    Have a great year girls. xo

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    1. Thanks friend! Enjoy the next two weeks and have a wonderful year of lessons, too! xo

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  2. Have a fun school year, girls!

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    1. Thanks, Patricia! Wishing you and Alice a wonderful year of lessons too! xo

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