The Season of Light

This December our school community will be celebrating Winter Spiral and Winter Faire in our homes. Below you will find things to create, engage in, and listen to so that you and your family may find the spirit of these beautiful events in your own way. To really feel the magic, be sure to adorn your space with sparkling lights, be generous in your ways, spend time outside, and include others as you can.

Artwork by Marna Widom

Winter Spiral

The Winter Spiral can be a part of your winter holiday celebrations in whatever way feels significant to you in this time of year, whether that be in celebration of the winter solstice, the coming of holidays, or simply of walking the journey of life with family and friends. Walking the spiral is an experiential act to commemorate the lighting of our own inner light to carry us through the dark months of winter, and letting this light shine out through the darkness of humanity as well.

First Light

Each week of this season, adorn your table with a homemade decoration celebrating four beautiful aspects of our world. Use what you have on hand, can gather on walks, and in your yard.

The first Light is the Light of stones:
The Light that shines in seashells
In crystals and our bones.

The second Light is the Light of plants:
Plants that reach up to the sun
And in the breezes dance.

The third Light is the Light of beasts:
The Light of love that we may see
In greatest and in least.

The fourth Light is the Light of humankind:
The Light of hope, of thoughts and deeds,
The Light of hand, heart, and mind.

Paper Stars

A wonderful way to bring light and magic into your space or a fun gift to give, these paper stars require a thick, sturdy paper and a bit of patience. Make them any size and attach some string for a versatile decoration. Put on your favorite music for this time of year or listen to the songs at the bottom of the page, gather your supplies, and enjoy!

A Winter Story

Join Mrs. Docherty in the most beloved of Winter Faire traditions: a winter story. Cozy up and listen to the story of Alma and her adventures in The North Country.

Holiday Herbal Salt


Artwork by Marna Widom

Sing Songs of Celebration and Warmth

I Light the Night

I Light the Night
I light the night my candle burns
I light the night my candle burns
First one, then two, then three then four
My heart is shining like a star

In a Winter Garden

In a Winter Garden
In the winter garden
Dark the night below
Earth is waiting, waiting, waiting
For the stars to show

Rise Up O Flame

Rise Up O Flame
Rise up o flame
By thy light glowing
Bring to us beauty
Vision and joy

Hold On

Hold On
Hold on, hold on
Through the darkness
until the dawn

One Planet is Turning

One Planet is Turning
One planet is turning
Circle on her path around the sun
Earth mother is calling
Her children home

Round and Round the Earth Turning

Round and Round the Earth is Turning
Round and round the earth is turning
Turning slowly round 'til morning
And from morning round to night