Celebrating Valentine’s Day 2016 @ SSMS

Valentine craft made by the students.

Valentine craft made by the students.

“Whenever we touch the child, we touch love.  It is a difficult love to define; we all feel it, but no one can describe its roots or evaluate the immense consequences which flow from it, or gather up its potency for union between men.  Despite our differences of race or religion, and of social position, we have felt, during our discussions of the child a fraternal union growing up between us… Love, like that which we feel for the child, must exist potentially between man and man because human unity does exist, and there is no unity without love”.  – Maria Montessori.

Valentine cards made by the students.

Valentine cards made by the students.

Valentine’s Day isn’t all about romantic love.  It is about friendship.  It is about the love we share with those around us.  It is about teaching children to care about those around them.  This is how we celebrated Valentine’s Day 2016 at Smart Start Montessori School – with Montessori friendship and love.

Gifts for exchange - made by the students.

Gifts for exchange – made by the students.

Chocolate coated strawberries - for the Valentine's Day celebrations.

Chocolate coated strawberries – for the Valentine’s Day celebrations.