Students and parents made a sacred storytelling circle and the Lower Elementary children from the Montessori School of Calgary celebrated their findings in a piece called “Winter Sky Wonders” and the “Heeja People”.
Pink Floyd back dropped their explorations as hearts and hoops flourished in the space providing Science links (star formation and how snowflakes are created) to Social Studies (Heeja culture and their fundamental needs). Energized, open and committed to their summation, I watched on with joy and admiration for these brave hearts that dared to discover!
Upper Elementary students provided a multi-layered slideshow of their story entitled “The Fool’s Journey”.
Intricately designed Spirit Masks brought other worldly magic and guidance for a Fool who needed to be reminded that perseverance was the key!
Story structuring to develop sequential events, message and character development culminated in an exemplary project.
One last Spirit Guide appeared as old as the earth. He was the one who talked to the people in need.
“When you think it is IMPOSSIBLE it IS impossible. When you think it is POSSIBLE it IS possible.”
“We worked on the techniques of low, medium and high. We worked on the story of the fool using an emotional road. I liked that it wasn’t strict. Go off and make your own Spirit Guide. You are able to choose what you wanted to do.” (Christina)
Thank you Montessori School of Calgary for this affirming moment!
Presented with beautiful flowers….….that now adorn my dining room, I sit in awe of this rich and soul fulfilling work! Spring will bring explorations with kindergarten children ending with a special tea and sharing.
What a wonderful creative world I live in!