( Not ) Back To School Traditions

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Yesterday was our first day back at lessons since the Summer break.

As always, we had our traditions to follow:

The annual photo shoot

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A new daily school verse

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Help us to do the things we should,
To be to others kind and good;
In all we do, in work or play,
To grow more loving every day.

Rebecca Weston – 1890

Our morning was simple; more of an easing into the new end-of-Summer rhythm, than of serious school work.

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We began to work on our individual ‘Wheel of the Year’ that we shall each be keeping

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As always, we had Alphabet Soup for lunch. This was followed by a quick trip for the dentist for Rose, to check her over after The Accident.

Back home for our ‘Back to School’ tea party; Gingerbread biscuits and spiced apple juice (recipe below). The girls ate and I read some lovely, simple end of summer nature stories.

It was a good day….

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Spiced Apple Juice

Pour 1 bottle of fresh apple juice into a pan.

Add about 5 whole cloves and a cinnamon stick.

Warm gently without allowing to simmer or boil.

Serve.

(We always add a little water to our juice)

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