Balfour Preschool

Spring is on its Way?!?

Spring is on its Way?!?

Today is the last day of February.  2 months of 2017 gone already.  If you're anything like me, the older you get, the faster time seems to fly.  Really, can I just freeze time so that my little boy doesn't turn 9 on Thursday?  I know the answer is a resounding "no!" so I'm going to enjoy each moment that I can.

The question remains, is Spring coming?  Last week I thought so.  Today (as there is a new centimetre of snow on the ground), I'm not thinking so.  Never mind how I feel about Spring--rest assured, the warmth will arrive.

The advent of Spring means many things for a school.  It means Vitamin D from the sun during recess.  It is an opportunity for outdoor learning.  It means Spring Vacation, a whole two weeks break.  It is gardening and composting  in Science class.  It is a boost in mood and an increase in energy (for teachers and students alike).  Like a caterpillar, it means we get to shed our heavy winter gear in exchange for lighter ware.  On a spiritual note, it means we get to see the earth clothed in fresh green garb, and use that as a jumping off point to talk about growing in Christ.

Families, I hope that you are looking forward to Spring as much as I am.  I love each season in their own time, but when life has been grey and cold and dark, there is nothing like the warming of Spring--both in the education world and out!

spring quote(photo can be found here)
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