ThereвЂ™s nothing like having a fresh Christmas tree in your home for fragrance and beauty. Some of the best varieties for freshness and keeping quality are Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir; Balsam Fir and Scotch Pine. My favorite is Fraser Fir because of its long-lasting fragrance, beautiful pyramid shape, branch flexibility and needle retention. Regardless of what your favorite is, here are some tips to ensure that it stays looking beautiful and fresh throughout the Christmas season.
Make sure that when you select a tree the branches are pliable and not brittle. There should not be excessive needle drop when you shake it and it should appear fresh and green with no broken branches.
You should cut about an inch off the bottom trunk no longer than 1 hour before placing it in the stand. The trunk starts to seal up again after this time period preventing water uptake. Place the tree Continue reading “Selection and Care of Fresh Christmas Trees”
ADD and ADHD from a Teachers Perspective
This article is intended to be the вЂњReaderвЂ™s DigestвЂќ version of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I am not someone who is certified to diagnose either of these disorders, but I am a person who has made my profession dealing with them.
The most important thing to remember is that ADD has NOTHING to do with over-activity. The attention deficit in this case can sometimes go unnoticed. Sometimes parents and teachers say that these students вЂњzone outвЂќ. They can miss entire portions of lectures or miss time in class to complete assignments because of their inattention. This will affect all aspects of life. Even as adults people with ADD have trouble вЂњrememberingвЂќ things. It really isnвЂ™t a memory issue; it is the lack of attention when the informa Continue reading “ADD and ADHD from a Teachers Perspective”
Santa arrived today! Would you like to email Santa? Just leave your message on comments below. Santa found Sara, Stacy and Debi to help him with his mail this year Continue reading “Email Santa”
THE ROSE OF SHARON SCHOOL OF LEARNING WISH YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JERSEY! Continue reading “HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERSEY”
Poinsettias for the Holidays
When you do your Christmas decorating and giving donвЂ™t forget the Poinsettia. TodayвЂ™s poinsettias come in many colors ranging from the traditional reds, whites and pinks to multi-colors, gold, purple and burgundy. You may find blues, sparkles and polka dots this year also as growers expand their creativity through the use of floral paints.
The colorful bracts come in many shapes and sizes. One of my favorites is вЂ?Winter RoseвЂ™ which looks markedly like a rose unfurling. Then thereвЂ™s вЂ?Strawberries and CreamвЂќ whose unique cream and dark pink bracts are oak leaf shaped.
Poinsettias require about 6 hours of bright light each day. Water when soil becomes dry to the touch but avoid letting the pots sit in standing water. Fertilize it with a balanced fertilizer after th Continue reading “Love and Care of Poinsettias”
Do you plan to attend a church service to celebrate the Birth of Christ?
Do you plan to have a Christmas Tree? Is so, Why?
Do you plan to have a nativity in your home or yard?
“If your plan is having no plan, do you have a plan?”
When I reflect on the fact that Jesus left heaven to visit with us on earth and fulfill the plan for our salvation through The Virgin Birth, the Cross and Resurrection I want to celebrate. I really donвЂ™t think I have celebrated Christmas without a Nativity scene as a reminder of such a miraculous birth. It would not be Christmas for me without this reminder because I always think a Royal without a place to be birth is more than humble. When I see the magi (Matthew 2:1) riding on camels to worship this King they have so long awaited for it turns my hard heart to honor, worship and adore the amazement of this wo Continue reading “Christmas Planning”
The Rose of Sharon School of Learning wish all a
Happy Thanksgiving and thanks to all for stopping by today to visit.
We are thankful for so many things but we would like to share three things for which we feel most thankful.
1) We are thankful for this site that gives us the freedom to share and express our thoughts and faith.
2) We are so thankful for the new friends and the old friends that meet here often and share with one another.
We would like to share with our friends today one of our favorite poems:
NEW FRIENDS AND OLD FRIENDS
вЂњMake new friends, but keep the old;
Those are silver, these are gold.
New-made friendships, like new wine
Age will mellow and refine.
Friendships that have stood the test-
Time and change-are surely the best;
Brow may wrinkle, hair grow gray;
Friendship never knows decay.
For вЂ?mid old friends, tried and true,
Once Continue reading “HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY”