when the kinders learned that their classmate
was injured and recovering at home
they quickly gathered
to make their friend a special card
wishing her well
letting her know
in their own way
how much they were missing her.
“without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”
-anthony j. d’angelo
kinders explore light and shadows.
‘find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows,
the light, and the dark which that thing provides.’
kinders find magic in the japanese garden
seeing things change right before them.
‘change is a measure of time, and in the autumn, time seems speeded up.
what was, is not and never will be;
what is, is change.’
-edwin way teale
sweet kinder spends her free choice time playing with the doll house.
when i stop over for a visit and ask why all the people are facing one way
she tells me they are waiting in line for the one bathroom.
(if you look closely, all the way to the right,
you’ll see the one toilet with someone sitting on it,
as well as a chef serving food out of a window,
and more people and animals scattered around downstairs)
what an amazing real world scenario.
how can i not love every single day of my job?
‘waiting in line is a great opportunity to meet people, daydream, or play.’
kinder climbs to the top and reaches back down.
“the way I see it, if you climb the wall,
you reach back down and help the next one up.”
spent time in my classroom
doing some pre-planning with my team
and saw how thorough
our summer cleaning crew had been.
i especially loved the note they left on the chairs:
they did not merely say
but instead they kicked it up a notch to an ’11’
the ‘disinfected’ level
for the kinders’ chairs.
i can certainly appreciate that.
“growth itself contains the germ of happiness.”
-pearl s. buck
kinders dig to the other side of the world and find water.
“if there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”