what an honor and a pleasure
to have spent two days
with intelligent caring educators from many places
share, discuss, question, wonder, listen,
learn from each other
respectful, compassionate, joyful, creative, curious, playful, democratic classrooms
for young children
where they begin
to discover and grow a love of learning
about the world near and far
preparing them for what is beyond
this comforting place
they call school.
“the limit of your present understanding
is not the limit of your possibilities.”
each one with her own strength
kinder figure out how to solve the puzzle
by working as a team.
‘be curious, not judgmental.’
someone at the snack table
noticed something and shared it with others
they all tested it out
made a conclusion
and a perfect decision.
they said that if the carrots made a crunchy sound and snapped
they tasted better and would eat them
if they didn’t, and were bendy
they would donate them to scruffy the guinea pig.
a win- win
a perfect and brilliant solution
and a great life lesson for the future foodies.
“a good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. “
kinders create a long journey.
“in wisdom gathered over time
I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.”
“the invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”
-ralph waldo emerson
image credit: mindblowing facts
kinder gets up close.
“you can impress from a distance, but you can only impact up close”
-howard g. hendricks
kinders write by candlelight
find their own shadows
make a tiger on the ceiling.
“find beauty not only in the thing itself
but in the pattern of the shadows,
the light and dark which that thing provides.”