To wonder and to be intellectually curious needs taking risks, making choices, experiencing freedom and trust.
“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” (Carson, 1965)
Seeing quite a few of our Little Innovators leave to Kindergarten I’m humbled and grateful to have been part of their artful journey and hope they’ll keep in their hearts what we’ve tried to foster over the last two years: to be curios, to wonder, to question, to be trusted, to feel capable, to be in dialogue with ourselves, our ideas and others, to be thoughtful, to be kind, to develop empathy and awareness, to innovate, to create solutions and to foster a community.
On our last days of preschool we made artist trading cards and decorated little dolls to keep us in good spirits over the summer/ during the transition to Kindergarten:
We also played at the park, had a graduation ceremony and were very excited about face paint:
It’s been so much fun with the Little Innovators Montessori and I look forward seeing those of you who will stay another year in the autumn!
With all best wishes, much love and thanks, Claudia.
The kids had a great last two weeks! We worked with practical life activities; buttoning, zippering, snapping buckelling, and beginning tying.
We practiced sand paper letters and drawing them in the sand. We even practiced making letters with play dough. That was enjoyed a lot!
Our Graduates also designed and created their own caps for our celebration!
The last full day I had each group of kids put their materials in boxes and cleaned the shelves for next year!
It was a great year and I really believe that mixing the groups helped them learn ways to communicate their feelings whether happy or sad in a positive way.
Thank you all for sharing your kids with us at Trailhead!!
Enjoy the photos,