September is always a time of excitement and anxiousness. The 'back to school' experience is different for everyone. Some children can't wait to come back, and others take time to feel comfortable. But as days pass and things start settling down, we get to see how these little earthlings are in harmony with each other and their environment. We were able to experience this transformation in El Salon Azul when we welcomed four new students Charlotte, Arjan, Ty and April to our class.
September is the month when we try to implement our basic care routine that would be applied life long. It is through care our children learn respect, and compassion for all living things including themselves. Older children were role model supporting their effort which is a much more meaningful experience than words.
In October we will expand our horizon and reach out to our environment. We will talk about Autumn which involves talking about deciduous and evergreen trees. We will also discuss spiders and reveal a secret that they are actually animals and not insects.
Can't wait to begin with October!!!
El Salon Azul Co-Lead Teachers