Welcome back to the July LOA Peace Class for Families, where I do a fine job of singing Waldorf and nature songs, and sometimes a Raffi tune, read a few stories, have a great time with the kids. I usually have to improve a lot! WE all enjoy this time together, as we practice harmony and cooperation.
Then I try to always make time for the moms to have some LOA time…meaning, I want to hear what you are going through as a mom, partner, family member, community member, and empower you to feel your best. I hope I actually DO it. 🙂
My brand of empowerment as a Homeschooling Mom and Life Coach is really about finding freedom and being unconditional…so my ultimate goal is to help all of us be more peaceful. Peace comes from within, so we have to BE it before we can GIVE it. So I love spirituality and every culture, and try to bring what I feel is fun and good to this group so that we can all be friends.
Here is my Guideline for our Circletime:
Come follow, follow, follow, follow, follow, follow me.
*Whither shall I follow, follow, follow?
*Whither shall I follow, follow thee?
*To the Greenwood, to the Greenwood, to the Greenwood, follow me. (2X)
Intros and attendance, sitting together.
Songs and Verses for July 2016
* Sing a song of sunny hours, dreaming with the bees and flowers. Sing a song of babbling brooks, Dancing on by shady nooks. Sing a song of happy praise, thanking God for sunny days.
* The Rooster Song
I love my rooster, my rooster loves me. And each day he eats from the Green Berry Tree.
Each day my rooster says, “Cockadoodledoo”. De do da, de do da, de do da, de do.
(Puppy, kitten, piglet, duckling)
*I saw a little birdie coming hop, hop, hop. And I said little bird, won’t you stop, stop, stop? Won’t you take a moment and play with me? But he wagged his little tail and away flew he.
I saw a little fish come swimming fast, and I said to the fish, why do you swim so fast? Won’t you take a moment and play with me? But he wagged his little tail and swam down to the sea.
I saw a little cow saying moo, moo, moo. And I said little cow what do you do, do, do? Won’t you take a moment and play with me? But she was busy eating grass to make milk for our tea.
*Blue Jay Song (I completely made this song up last time after we brought in our baby “blue jay” which turned out to be a House Sparrow…
I’m a little Blue Jay, Blue Jay, Blue Jay. (3X)
Look at me flap, hop, chirp, fly, sleep, snore…
Sunshine Fairies Circle Dance
We are the sunshine fairies
And with our sparks of light
We shimmer and glimmer in the air
Hugging flowers with colors so bright
(Begin standing in a circle, children hold out their arms at their sides and turn in place clockwise as fairies. Stop and flick fingers as sparks. Hold out arms at sides, flutter fingers, then turn in place counterclockwise; hug self and rub hands up and down over folded arms.)
To remind the children to stay still and quiet, we sing, Open Shut song, and Mother of a Fairy Tale before the stories.
The Green Button
A Bubble Story
The Hedley Kow, an English folktale.
A funny Verse about Robin Hood (similar to the Hedley Kow) by Ben Jonson:
“Sometimes I meete them like a man,
Sometimes an ox, sometimes a hound,
And to a horse I turn me can,
To trip and trot about them round.
But if to ride My backe they stride,
More swift than wind away I go:
O’er the hedge and lands,
Through pools and ponds,
I whirry laughing, Ho ho ho!”
Blessings on the blossoms, Blessings on the roots, Blessings on the leaves and stems, Blessings on the fruits. Enjoy your snack.”
***See below for my LOA info. The moms and I talk while the kids have a snack and color, then we clean up.
Clean up song: Dusty the Gnome, he likes a dust free home, so I will put all our things away so Dusty can come out to play.
Dear friends Goodbye, Dear friends Goodbye, Now is the time of day when we all go our way. Dear friends Goodbye, Dear friends Goodbye.
Go well and safely, go well and safely, go well and safely, our love be ever with you.
***As for the LOA for the Parents, I love to pick a topic and practice it for the whole month to really find strength and possess that quality. Earlier this month we began with the idea that “God helps those who helps themselves” and I brought up the LOA reasons…how we must cultivate good qualities within BEFORE we expect good things to be given to us. First, we must practice.
So, it is of great importance to BE that quality…if we want ease in our lives, then we must do what we are inspired to…for me this was to just set myself up well the night before, to have all things prepared well in advance of the next day. What a difference that has made for all of us. We’ve had more cooperation, more joy in starting the day, and certainly more time because we all start off in a better mood. Because we are committed to having ease in our lives, our lives keep getting easier.
See this video about unconditionality. https://youtu.be/fOKFsfkTR4c
Thank you for reading and for coming to this group, which enriches me and fulfills me so much, and my hope is that it does the same for you!
In August we will meet at 10:30 am at TCFCC in Brick, NJ, on Weds. August 3rd, and Weds. August 17th. Plan to bring your lunch to do the park afterwards.
As always, PEACE!!