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A Preschool in Leominster
I visited a preschool this morning. The classroom was a temporary structure
that has been used so many years the word temporary seems inappropriate. It
was four walls, a ceiling and a floor. It lacked a host of amenities that we
sometimes think are necessary tools for providing our children a good
education. As a building it was the bare necessity. However, it was a
wonderful place where I would love to have my grandchildren attend school.
The two teachers were warm and caring. It was obvious the children were
loved. The walls were full of the children's artwork. It was happy art.
During circle time one little girl was having a bad time and instead of stern
discipline one of the teachers took her to a soft chair and cuddled her while
reading her a story. Soon the little girl was ready to join the rest of the
children. The teacher in charge of circle time was telling a story that
involved each child's participation. One little guy who could not walk was
so happy about the story he literally crawled to the center of the group to do
his part. The other children cheered him on.
It was a good place. As I went back to my truck I mused that modern new
buildings do not make a school. A school is made by people who love
children. A house becomes a home when filled with a loving family. A
church becomes a sanctuary when attended by people who care about people.
A zip code area becomes a community when people watch out for each other.
Roger Bothwell and my address is firstname.lastname@example.org
or 151 Old Farm Rd. Leominster, MA 01453. Thank you for your
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