After spending the year in careful, purposeful observation, the end of the year naturally lends itself to thoughtful reflection. Montessorians find themselves in serious contemplation. What worked well this year? And, more importantly, what didn’t work? In our continuing journey to follow the child, there seems to be constant room for improvement.
The end of the year brings a flurry of emotion. There is the excitement that the year is over and summer is just around the corner. There is the excitement as new Montessori students are rising to our level. There is the excitement that our “graduates” are moving on to the next plane of their development. And there is sadness at those Montessori students whom may be leaving our Montessori family prematurely.