each one with her own strength
kinder figure out how to solve the puzzle
by working as a team.
‘be curious, not judgmental.’
- walt whitman
as we made our way through the jungle of giant leaves,
only one of us spotted a tiger and we looked out for each other.
“on a hard jungle journey nothing is so important as having a team you can trust.”
― tahir shah,
a couple of enterprising 5-year olds
create the raised walkway
many 3s, 4s and 5s
try it out
for quality control
offering their suggestions
rebuilding as they go.
“in most vital organizations, there is a common bond of interdependence,
mutual interest, interlocking contributions, and simple joy.”
while the kinders were playing a farm game
with crops and cash,
i thought all were farmers
until one came to me
“she doesn’t want to be a farmer. she said she’s a jedi warrior!
that means she’ll be stronger than all of the rest of us!”
i told him that jedi and farmers are both very strong people.
both work hard and refuse to give up.
both try to do things peacefully.
they could work together with no problem.
they would be good for each other.
they would help each other.
even a jedi has to eat.
even a farmer has to stand up and be brave.
and they became a very powerful team.
image credits: foodtank.com, google images, star wars, lucasfilm.ltd
mama hangs on tight
jump and skip
through the city
over and under
in their way
they can’t wait
unleash their power
so much energy
the speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
– lee iacocca
it took a small village of kinders to make a man.
they hiked through the deep snow.
they went in the playhouse to eat some snow and get pumped up about it.
they worked hard to push heavy loads almost a big as they were.
they built. and they built.
and they moved mountains.
and they crowned him with a prized possession.
and we celebrated with a song and a dance around the man they created.
and in the seventh hour, they rested.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
image credits: j. kurtz
went to buy my teaching partners a little something with a mexican flair as part of their holiday gifts. ole, ole, ole!
when i got home, actually put my glasses on, and went to wrap their gifts, i discovered that i had bought this.
when i gave them their gifts, they were not surprised and very understanding and said it had been a rough week and maybe firewater was more what they needed anyway. this is why we work well as a team.
Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. – Henry Miller