This week in our Monday morning gathering, we started to sing our November songs. Natalie read to us this week’s ‘Calendar of the Soul’ verse. Then everybody came up and shared their weekends. In Deepak’s ‘Today in History’, he told us that Christopher Columbus was born in 1451. The ball point pen was invented in 1888 by John Lord. In 1190 the Channel Tunnel opened between France and England. Disney bought the rights to the Lukas film company in 2012. After that Gundula and Jeff talked to us about last week’s weather and then John and William spoke to us about the stars.
On Tuesday night our family and friends came to Cascadia for our Mary Poppins Halloween party. Jeff welcomed everybody who went through the lit tunnel by singing ‘Chim chim cheree’. Also everybody tried out the carousel by sitting on a wooden horse. Then we had boats races down a stream. The boats were made out of walnuts with a candle in each one. Many children and parents visited the basket workshop that was transformed into a magical world. When we walked on top of the drawings that were on the floor, we were taken into the magical world where there was storytelling, singing and dancing. While all this was happening our marionette of Mary Poppins hung from the balcony. Then John stood up on the second balcony and fired a canon like Admiral Boom in the movie.
On Wednesday morning, we gathered into Circle Hall and celebrated ‘All Soul’s Day’ by lighting candles. On our Thursday morning college we talked about the ring vortex. After a short break, we practiced our bell playing for a Christmas video. On Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, everybody broke into their eurythmy, painting, reading, writing, art studio and swimming groups. Friday afternoon, the grade eight students came to Circle Hall to practice the fairy tale.