Peace is practiced daily in our classroom. The children learn to find peace within themselves, others and the world around them. Every morning we begin our circle with a deep breath and a moment for silence. The children are invited to close their eyes if they want to feel “extra peaceful”. What a sight it is to see a group of young children sitting so serenely, many with eyes closed, some peeking out from one winked eye, all focused and sharing a moment of quiet and peace together.
Our preschool friends were asked what makes him or her feel peaceful in preparation for our Peace Pole Ceremony. We hope you enjoy a few of their thoughtful responses: “light”, “apple picking”, “when I swim without my floaties”, “butterflies”, “when it’s quiet in my room”, “doing my work”, “when my dad makes me dinner and then I have a peanut butter cup”.
“The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind”