Follow the Child, Enjoying Small Things A vase with a single marigold presented itself at a table for two in a Primary (for ages 3-6) classroom Friday: The marigold in water attracted sunlight. Soon, a couple of friends were chatting there, resting from a long walk. Just talking. On the other side of the room, a younger child was being shown how to arrange flowers. He was getting a lesson from an experienced older child. “Watch me.” There are several steps to a successful arrangement: The flowers go in a bowl of water. We remove the leaves from the lower part of the stem. Now, we put the flower in the vase. We look to see that the bottom of the stem is fully submerged in the water. And, we put it somewhere we think it will look pretty. “Do you want a turn?” he is asked. “Yes,” he does indeed! “Let’s pour out the old water,” he’s told, and he gets to fetch fresh water in the pitcher. And there are more marigolds for him to arrange. Small things can be very important and can be the cause of great change. Let’s follow the child and take note of small things. Follow the Child! Thank you for reading our blog. 2017-11-14T22:22:45+00:00By Gail Hall|Early Education| Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail Related Posts Montessori Practicial Life – School and Home! Montessori Practicial Life – School and Home! INDEPENDENCE – A LIFE JOURNEY! INDEPENDENCE – A LIFE JOURNEY! Northwoods Alumni Enhance Our School Garden Northwoods Alumni Enhance Our School Garden Who Lived at Etowah? An Elementary Play Gallery Who Lived at Etowah? An Elementary Play Can We Work Together? Gallery Can We Work Together?