Recently, the Primary class decided to take a little walk in the woods to see what we could find. Hand in hand we made our way to the trail.
Before we had even made it to the woods, we discovered a fellow traveler...a caterpillar! And of course we stopped to take a look.
We decided to have a seat on the benches just inside the woods. It's so important to learn to be still and to take a few moments in our busy, noisy lives to be able to just listen.
We spent about ten seconds just listening to the sounds in the woods. We heard a construction site (while it wasn't a typical "woods" sound, the children still wanted to identify it), a woodpecker and some other birds (including a group of crows). Before getting up to explore, some children rested with their eyes closed and others gazed at the passing clouds in the sky.
Some of the children quickly discovered some worms wriggling around just below the pine straw.
And hand in hand we made our way back out of the woods.
“The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.”--Dr. Maria Montessori
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