Monday, April 23, 2012

To be a child...

"Know you what it is to be a child? It is to be something very different from the man of today. It is to have a spirit yet streaming from holiness; it is to believe in love, to believe in loveliness, to believe in belief; it is to be so little that the elves can reach to whisper in your ear; it is to turn pumpkins into coaches, and mice into horses, lowness into loftiness, and nothing into everything, for each child has its fairy godmother in its soul."
                                                                                                                    Shelley, 1908

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

From the Parent-Child Morning Garden

Dear Parent-Child Families,

I want to thank you all for the good cheer you bring to our Monday mornings. It shows in the children! It is so sweet to hear their voices chime in for the “tidy-up” song, and coming to circle with “Skip to my Lou.” I revere their stillness as we quiet ourselves, for the snack blessing and story time. It’s wonderful to hear the anecdotes of how the children are taking in what we bring to them. They inspire and challenge us to be our best!

Here are some photos.  I look forward to seeing you again!

Yours Truly,

“Miss” Elisa

Monday, April 16, 2012

Note to Parents...."Just So You Know"

"Here at Spindlewood" as any of the older children will tell you, "firearms become firewood". Sticks have many uses and are often carried. But if they "shoot", they are collected with proper gratitude for kindling our fires. No lectures or moralizing. Just the way it is here.

Now it's remarkable how flexible thinking can become. We often see guns transmute into bows and arrows or "waterarms" (to put out fires). Even swords. We appreciate this kind of creativity.


M. Susan