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August 17, 2018
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School Spirit Day

Gathering Together as a Community!

WATER

Primary through 6th grade students gathered together to celebrate our last School Spirit Day of the year. School Spirit Days are joyous celebrations which spiral our awareness from self to our community, to our school, and ultimately connect us to the wondrous earth which we all inhabit. This year’s theme was, The Four Elements : WATER, EARTH, FIRE, and AIR.  

Mrs. Hammer introduced the last element – WATER. Our beautiful blue planet is made up mostly of water. Water is found everywhere on Earth, from the polar ice caps to the steamy geysers. Wherever water flows on this planet, you can find life. Our bodies are made up of 60% water. 

Water is the giver of life . The oceans are where life began on our earth.

Listening to the sounds of a bubbling stream, Spirit Day started with a centering/meditation imagining that we are a water droplet moving through the water cycle.  Accompanied by Mr. Mitnick on guitar, the Primary students then sang a beautiful rendition of “Listen to the Water”, complete with hand motions. They had practiced hard and were the hit of the event!  Dressed in their light green Princeton Montessori shirts, they filled the stage and were a delight to watch.

Following, Mrs. Hammer spoke about the Montessori Great Lessons, and how we are a very young species on this planet. We are learning  from our mistakes and are continuing to understand our world in new ways.

We once thought the stars were Gods.

We once thought that the Sun orbited around the earth.

We once thought that the world was flat.

We once thought that we could use the oceans as a place to put our garbage with no repercussions.

We have created troubled waters and are learning new ways to deal with pollution and the environment.

Mrs. Stolzer and Mrs. VonWachenfeldt  then sang “Bridge Over Troubled Water” accompanied by Mr. Mitnick on the piano.  Our school is filled with wonderful talent.

Acknowledging recent Earth Day events, and ways to make a difference, we sited ways to keep plastics out of the oceans by NOT using single use straws, plastic cups, and shopping bags. This led easily into our school songs – “Leading the Way” and “Princeton Montessori School”.

Finally, we gave Mr. Mitnick a big send off and wished him safe travels as he brings his gift of music to China next week!

 

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