I try very hard to follow the Moore Formula in homeschooling. One thing this means is that I consider service opportunities an important part of my children’s education. This is one area, I always feel like we need to be improving, but I keep trying. I keep this quote (one of my favorites) in mind: “True education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers.” Ellen White, Education, p. 13.
In May our church sponsored a vegetarian cooking school for the public, which provided a great opportunity for service for my family. All three of my older kids were able to help out with this. They all helped with passing out the cutlery and napkins and with serving food to the attendees. They have helped a few times with cooking schools and it is always something that they love.
Here are a few pictures.
Zippy helping with cooking demonstrations.
Even my husband got involved in the action. He demonstrated this natural antibiotic that will kill anything. You whiz up onion, garlic, lemon juice, a little cayenne, honey and ginger and then drink it. If you don’t die from it, you’ll be cured!! No, really it works. We had a few people coming down with colds in our house and we all tried this stuff and our colds fled at the thought of having to face all of that onion and garlic. Try it sometime. Caution: don’t take it for nausea or anything related to stomach problems.