Today's lesson was one that always brings us much joy — "E is for Enthusiasm." As you can imagine, "Enthusiasm" is not a word that's easy to describe and explain. So after our morning disciplines and exercises, we all agreed that it would be best to jump right in and hear the story of "How the Chipmunk Got His Stripes." This beautiful story is about a little chipmunk who always wants to help, but feels like s/he is constantly being overlooked and ignored. This was definitely a concept that we could all identify with. However, as the story progressed and we learned that even the littlest creature can do noble things in this world... especially when working enthusiastically... well, let's just say that our faces lit up. Little creatures ARE as important as all the others! And little creatures can definitely do great things!!!
Our young friends are doing great!!! We've conquered the difficult task of keeping our eyes closed... so now our focus will be on not whispering the numbers as we count them in our mind. :-)
Jumping around is something we definitely LOVE doing... so we make sure to spend a few minutes burning off energy before settling into our Circle Time activities. :-)
The children practiced writing "Raama" in Sanskrit 21 times. Many children are now able to write "Raama" in Sanskrit without using the tracing sheet... so we have started introducing them to writing inside Mandala drawings, using different colored pens/markers. (Creative Likhita Japa)