Posts tagged #montessori

Warmth

Our school was in the newspapers yesterday. We're getting famous! ;)

Now that the school-year is coming to the end, I'm looking back to our days with kids and all the good and bad times that we've had. 

The best thing about school and working with kids is: big, warm hugs, laughter, words like 'are you ok?' and the first question I get when I come to school 'what are we going to do today?' - it's not the knowledge and not the good grades; it's the warmth in our hearts that I cherish the most in this school.

What do you cherish the most at your work place?

Have a wonderful time during the summer holidays (if you have them)! I'll be creative and surrounded with creative kids, so I believe we will have fun! Are you joining us, too?

#4: Stitches

How many times in our lives we are hurt by someone we know or don't know? It hurts and makes us think about what and who is important in our lives. But life goes on and the scars are left on our skin if the wounds are not treated the right way.

Good things or bad things can be presented in many ways. I think it's important to say something to someone at the right time, the right place and at the right moment. With the right words, of course.

(work in progress from our Montessori school

So today, I would like to thank all those people who are trying to be gentle with the others and who use stitches only to mend what fell apart. I thank those people who don't use sharp words to hurt people on purpose. I thank them for their care.

Question #4: 

How would you tell the 'bad news' to someone? Would you make sure the wound would be healed? 

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Find the rules of the game 'Giving thanks, giving gifts 2011' here. Have a good day and thank you for sharing your thoughts! 

#1: A Good Day

Welcome to our game of giving thanks. Please, join us if you can. I hope you will share your 'world' and your thoughts with us. You are unique, you are special, you are you! We want you, we need you!! Please, join us and be you! (Find the rules of the game here.)

How are you today?

For me, today is a good day. It was given to me, I know. I am thankful for it. It was exciting, it was fulfilling, it was a day with lots of wide open eyes. And there was a moment I've never seen before. There was a little person in white, touching a tiny thing with such a care, love and concentration that I forgot about the time, about the world. There was something about her moves that made me think: 'yes, it really is a good day today'. 

When you will watch this video, you will know what I'm talking about. There's a lot of wisdom hidden in this video, and when you will start a new day as a good day, you will fully understand why this video is so precious...

So, today I'm thankful for all the people who remind us of our path. Who leave signs on the paths, but give us all the freedom of choosing our own path. Today I'm thankful for the people who notice good, spread good and teach good. Today I am thankful for all the people who read our maps and leave their signs on the right places. Thank you!

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Question #1:

What did you notice today that you've never noticed before and it made you say: 'Yes, indeed, it really IS a good day'?