From the Mouth of Babes

When you get to work with children, you see and hear a lot of funny, kind, and imaginative things. It's just one of the many joys of being around children. The mixed-age nature of the Montessori primary classroom lends itself to many heartwarming social dynamics.

One day, an older primary child was helping a younger child clean the painting easel. The older child said to the younger one, "This takes a lot of elbow grease, and you're little, so I don't think you have a lot of elbow grease."

On another day, an older primary child came in crying because she forgot something at home. A younger child started rubbing her back, pulled out a chair for her, and asked if she wanted to sit down. The older child said yes and sat down. This is the love they have for one another.

As I sit here writing, snow is falling and spring is just around the corner. With this in mind, I decided to ask the primary children, "What are you doing for Spring Break?". Although it may be cold outside, these responses are sure to warm your heart.

Charley - "I am going to the fair. I went to it last year. They have a ferris wheel and games."

Boe - "So, I'm going to Branson. We get 2 whole free pizzas. We're driving, not flying."

Eleanor - "We will play outside and sing a summer song."

Kiki - "Me and my baby will dance on the carpet upstairs."

Audrey - "On Saturday, I'm going to watch videos. I'm going to watch a show with Mommy, Daddy, and Sissy. It has Ariel."

Harvey - "I went to Costa Rica and Seattle with my cousins."

Jaxon - "I'm going to get chocolate eggs. I'm going to get a gum-ball machine inside a box."

Joni - "I'm going to horse camp. I used to ride horses."

Ryleigh - "I think I'm going to Girl Scout camp."

Laney - "I don't know what I'm going to do. I'm just going to play."

Luca - "I think I will have Easter at Spring Break."

Ria - "I'm going to make a fairy garden. We are going to get tall bricks."

Louis - "I'm going to monster trucks and play with Layla."

Vivian - "I don't know. Play with Ava."

Jack - "I'm going to go to the park and play on the playground."

Nick - "I'm going to Florida. It has a pool and a hot tub. I'm going to swim and jump off the diving board."

Cecilia - "I'm going to get new shoes. They are going to be tie shoes."

Bailee - "I'm going to Orlando. It will be my dad's first time. We are going to stay at a Disney hotel."

Ceila - "I'm going to Cuba on Spring Break. I'm going to be gone for 60 days."

Penelope - "We just usually relax or go to the park or go to the movies."

Varali - "I don't know."

Layla - "I don't know. I know my grandma and Auntie Rachel will be over."