For craft, each child made a beautiful wooden clock to conclude our Time Main Lesson. These clocks represent the timeless qualities of beauty, love and craftsmanship, with which they have been imbued. I personally hope they will adorn our homes for decades to come, if not a lifetime.
Recently, we completed our Money Main Lesson, in which we explored the bartering systems of earlier civilisations and the complex introduction of the decimal point dividing the dollar from the cent. We finished the lesson with our very own cafe, when we enjoyed the rewards of calculating change in dollars and cents and filling our bellies with good food and homemade lemonade.
Our weekly gardening lessons have been an integral part of the curriculum this year. Lindsey brings to the children such a warm, calm wholesome experience, for which we are truly grateful. Recently we were blessed to have an excursion to Conscious Ground in Myocum. Here we learnt the importance of regenerative farming techniques within both agricultural and horticultural spheres. During lessons at School we have prepared and distributed biodynamic horn manure formula, stirring magic into the potions which will increase plant immunity, strengthen photosynthesis, and enhance ripening. We have also harvested fresh ingredients and made rice paper rolls.
Our class play Esther Queen of Persia was another highlight of the year. The experience of rehearsing and refining a production can be a challenging yet utterly rewarding experience. We certainly experienced both polarities!
As I review the amazing pastimes of our year together, I am in awe of the gifts these children bring. We achieve so much and experience such beauty here at Shearwater. How lucky we are to spend our days here on magical Bundjalung Land.
Class 3 Teacher