They hang so high above our head
Leave them alone til windy weather
They all come tumbling down together
The children are getting more comfortable in the rhythm of our day. They love the whole process of having snack together. We wash hands and then they pride themselves on finding the placemats, their napkins and their cups and setting them on the table. They all sit very quietly with their hands together as we sing our seasonal blessing. They of course love the candle and being able to blow out the match and later, the candle.
In the quieter moments, the children have been listening to me tell them about the very first apple tree who started to grow. No matter how hard the tree tried, it could not touch the stars. Luckily, a fairy comes to it's aid and flies up to fetch some stars for the tree. But by the time the fairy returns, apples are growing on the tree and it is happy enough with her "apple children". So the fairy kisses each apple child and puts a star inside. Then I show the children an apple cut crosswise to reveal the star.