With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it feels necessary to pause and reflect on what we're grateful for at The Children's Meetinghouse. Young children are naturally filled with innocence, wonder and enthusiasm. In a sometimes increasingly troubling and uncertain world, they remind us that there is still goodness to be found.
We are grateful for colorful masterpieces that result when children collaborate creatively.
We are grateful for an abundance of rocks, sand, twigs and leaves on our playgrounds, and for seeing little minds utilize these materials in imaginative play.
We are grateful for a well-loved collection of crayons and for their role in providing our children with daily opportunities to scribble and draw. We are grateful for those scribbles and the meaning behind them.
We are grateful for musical instruments and songs, and for the inclusivity that musical exploration brings to a group.
We are grateful for pockets stuffed with collected treasures and for the hands that keep them filled.
We are grateful for teamwork, communication, and learning how to figure things out by sharing ideas.
We are grateful for books and the magic found within their pages.
We are grateful for wooden toy trucks and the joy they bring when sneakered feet zoom them across the classroom.
We are grateful for leaves in shades of copper and gold, and for the thrilling feeling that accompanies jumping into a freshly-raked pile.
We are grateful for science experiments and gathering together to conduct them.
We are grateful for the smiles and the way that children unabashedly give them away.
We are grateful for sunlight and how it keeps us warm on a crisp fall day.
We are grateful for you! Thank you for being an integral part of The Children's Meetinghouse community, and for your support of our teachers, our children, and each other.