Our day to day life is hectic, crazy and at times stressful. All the opposite of PEACEFUL! The other day was International Day of Peace and although I personally, and probably most people, didn’t celebrate it in any way, Montessori schools around came together and celebrated the day. This was a gentle reminder that if we all come together, happily and peacefully, we can really all work together for the greater good.
The children at Lennox’s school love this day every year. Each year, the children make peace pinwheels. They are simple pinwheels – but they feel so accomplished with what they have made – each unique in their own ways. They bring all the pinwheels out to the play yard, put them into the grass and sit and sing a song about peace. I haven’t actually witnessed it, since parents are not invited, but I am sure it is a great thing to watch.
This is the pinwheel that Lennox made this year:
You can find the pinwheel printable here, if you want to try this next year or on your own time!
Montessori is all about learning but in a peaceful, kind, respectful and tolerant way. These are the core values of Montessori and what they hope Montessori children will live their lives.