|Merry, Merry Christmas!|
|Every year we make a birthday cake for Jesus and use the fancy candles|
We got the live Christmas tree inside and decorated!
Our method has been based on the fact that we have been guided by the manifestations of children at different phases of growth. Each of these may be considered a level or a plane. On each different level of life there are different needs and there are different manifestations... With regard to the child, education should correspond to them, so that instead of dividing the schools into nursery, primary, secondary, and university, we should divide education in planes and each of these should correspond to the phase of developing individuality goes through. -- Dr. Maria Montessori, The Four Planes of Education
|Which probably explains why they want to read Brown Bear, Brown Bear over and over again but can't actually sit still for it...|
|Okay fine, last year I had a better excuse...|
|Me: Can I take a picture of you smiling for your birthday?|
Mary Claire: Take a picture of me CRYING!
|This is her posed smile... She cracks me up with those chubby little cheeks!|