It’s almost Winter!

Brrr……..

The little winds they whisper,
They whisper as they pass.
They tell their tiny secrets to the flowers and the grass.
The big winds go a buffeting and blustering about.
The little winds they whisper,
But the BIG WINDS SHOUT!
~M T Schunemann

The children in class have thoroughly enjoyed this verse during circle time over the past couple of weeks. It’s amazing to me that a few months have already passed since the start of the school year. It seems like the first day of school was just here!

Our Kindergarten class has been very busy with everything from baking pies, muffins, breads to making gnomes, shields, wands, clove oranges to visiting Sky Top Orchards, Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Looking Glass Creamery to attending the local Michaelmas festival to having our own potlucks, lantern walks, etc. PHEW!

It’s been busy in our classroom…the settling in to our classroom rhythms during the first month or so, rekindling and creating new friendships, free play, watercoloring, coloring, seasonal crafts, festivals, & field trips.

It’s been a busy season in our classroom just as it has in the outside world with birds migrating, squirrels and chipmunks scurrying about to gather their winters meals, leaves tumbling, skies darkening.

But just as the outside world has started to get a bit quieter…just as the outside world has started to slow down and retreat inwards for the pending winter…the children in class have as well.

During this season of retreating inward I would like to remind you of the light that which will carry us
through the darker days ahead. There are many things—large and small that
will hold the light for our class through the next few months and I am looking forward to it with delight….

Here’s to cherishing and celebrating every moment of light in the upcoming season!

Warmly,
Michelle
(Kindergarten Teacher at GWM)

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