Friday, December 2, 2011
Orange Peels Potpourri
Once the orange peels are broken up we will begin the next step in making our holiday potpourri. Then when the fir tree needles have all been snipped and the whole cloves ground up into powder; we will mix all the ingredients together!
Next the children will prepare small satchels filled with the combination of yummy smells that they, together as a class community, helped to prepare. These potpourri satchels will be small enough to fit in your children's pockets and treasured by their little hands.
This is a beautiful tradition taught to me by my son Max's wonderful kindergarten teacher. I am grateful, especially every holiday season, for having been a student/parent/teacher at such a lovely Montessori school. And I appreciate that from our children sharing their special school traditions, often family traditions are born.