Slowing down; we try to do just that each day. The background work of course is not slow- how can it be when there are many children and families to think about, program planning to be done, housekeeping in the Cottage to upkeep, documentation to be organized and written, ideas to be shared and implemented and future goals to be addressed? So, yes we work with a certain energy and speed when off the floor. But on the floor is another story. We do our best to work slowly- that does not mean not getting things done that are important to the daily program of course but it does mean knowing that each moment is important and the next moment is not any more important than the very one you are in. Enjoy the moment, seize the opportunity without rushing to the next one. We work at this each and every day. And, dare I say, I think we are all getting better at it? Knowing how busy the next two weeks are before the holiday break, we shall be extra mindful of slowing down.
Ken and Mason take a moment out of their day to look through their documentation binders.
The Owls have a lot to say to each other at snack time….
We were fortunate to have both buddy classes visit this week. The Quilchena buddies played a vegetable identification game and made japchae noodles to share. The Thompson buddies gulped down some hot chocolate, looked for leaves and branches on the way to the Healing Garden where they enjoyed songs and stories together. Thank you big buddies for being so patient and kind with our little buddies! (sorry no photos due to photo release)
‘Till the next post,