Every since the horrible tragedy that happened at Sandy Hook Elementary I been really in my own silence. It is real, but yet unimaginable that life can be taken away so quickly by another. I have had a difficult time doing normal lesson planning and all the while trying to figure out what exactly can I do to help the community that is grieving.
It came to me while I was reading the classroom manual and another primary theory album last night that what should be the center of our studies here, actually isn't. The Peace curriculum that Dr.Montessori implemented is necessary, in all ways that we do school and how we live our everyday lives. Since I am blessed to have children of my own and care for other peoples' most precious gems, I must start with Peace Education before anything else.
Teaching Peace allows the child to understand their own emotions, understand other people's emotions(empathy) and understand diversity. Starting with Peace Education at an early age can help transpire a world of Peace Makers.
With all the academic lesson planning set aside I was able to focus on the importance of our Peace Table.
I have seen a lot of different Peace Tables set up on the blogosphere and I love each one of them. This is where we are at right now and it will help bring more order to our day. One day at a time right and then maybe I can add more things to it.
It is amazing how my creativity started flowing once I set this table up. It won't be hard after all to do my lesson planning since I have found the foundation.
Linking this post to Montessori Monday.