Musings on Montessori and life from a teacher/guide/directress
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
This week I was reminded of appreciating the simple things in life. We had so many lovely moments in the environment, from baking to reading to writing and simply enjoying each others company. I was happy watching one child break four eggs, finally able to do it without crushing the shell in his hand. I was happy watching an older child perfect her manuscript, and happy watching another make a terrific backward "J." I was happy when I found the perfect pencil cup. There is much in life that is complicated, and difficult, but when we work together, young and old, there is beauty.
I am a Montessori teacher who just completed my 10th year. I feel lucky to have found a calling that incorporates so many of my interests: music, theater, art, literature, and sports. I adore singing, tennis, and gardening. I have three fabulous children ranging in age from 14-21 (all Montessori-educated). Montessori opened up the world for me. I found out I love practical life and making beautiful things, which I have dubbed "Jane Austen Time."