After a story on the evolution of cells, the lower elementary children were enamoured with all things bacterial and cellular.
The coming together of bacteria to make a cell really touched their imaginations.
They enacted the evolution of the cell, they drew pictures, made models, wrote reports …
When 2 children found an amicable solution to a problem, requiring both of them to be accommodating, a third child who had observed this, commented as he passed by, “you have co-operated just like the bacteria who came together and made the cell”
That afternoon as we sat outdoors for lunch, one of the boy rested against a flower pot. He was asked to move by a few children who he ignored, until, one of his friends anxiously said, “V please move, you are hurting the plant cells!”
He shot up and changed his seat to a less intrusive spot.
So, I present to you a teeny-tiny glimpse of cosmic education at work.
Living and working in a Montessori environment, our children have the light in their eyes and hearts, shining bright.
“Let us give the child a vision of the whole universe. . . for all things are part of the universe, and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.” ~ Dr. Maria Montessori (To Educate the Human Potential)