Today I eased back into my old-time, usual, relaxed mode. There is so much pressure when you get to the elementary years and we’ve all been feeling it – kids, parents, teachers, directors etc. But today, while we were out in the big yard, I totally lost track of time. We were using a rope, making angles, tying knots and having a great time figuring out the world with our bodies and our minds all at once.

Then all the preschool classes started running out of the school – we had rope and all our equipment that we just use for our class, all over the place. We quickly hurried in because we were late, late, late for MATH – which was super-fun. We built two, three and four-dimensional shapes using toothpicks and marshmallows. I asked what shape had five sides and without a breath, Neve piped up – a pentagon – do these kids really need a teacher???

They loved the project so much that we didn’t have time for journaling or independent reading – so we did this after lunch. This is usually how I run – just a little off, diving in headfirst and with a giant dose of wonderment. It’s nice to be back – we’ll all be better for it.

Breathe in, breathe out – we’re learning, leaving time on the playground and savoring (not rushing to catch the clock) each moment as it comes.