my classroom is chock full of
multi-age kinder (3s-young 5s)
who stay with us for two years.
one of the very best things
is watching the older kinder
who were the younger kinder
just one year before
as they quite naturally and organically grow
to become the leaders/teachers/helpers/mentors
to the new group of younger kinder
who were at home
just one year before.
what a joy it was to watch someone older
spend a very long time
finding all the special markers she needed
to create an easy to see linear rainbow
for someone younger
who wanted to create
her very own rainbow picture
in her very own style
using all the special colors.
judging by their faces
when she finished her very own rainbow
they were both equally proud of the results.
“nine tenths of education is encouragement.”
followed a rainbow on my first walk in spring
“if you have ever followed a rainbow to its end, it leads you to the ground on which you are standing.”
our rainbow of people
“look at the rainbow, it is made up of different colors, yet they do not split,
because they know how beautiful they are when they stick together.”
have you ever touched a rainbow?
it’s pure magic.
“and as he spoke of understanding,
i looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colors over me.”
kinder always find a way to make their own rainbows.
“a rainbow is the product of physics working for your appreciation of beauty.”
“two bubbles found they had rainbows on their curves.
they flickered out saying:
“It was worth being a bubble, just to have held that rainbow thirty seconds.”
image credits: thaths, flickr, mental floss
moll’s gap –
on the road from kenmare to killarney in county kerry, ireland
happy st. patrick’s day to all.
“to love beauty is to see light.”
photo credit: thanks for the brilliant photo and good company, k. schmidt