Educating Young Students From The Inside Out

Educating Preschool students from the "Inside Out"

Monday, February 20, 2012

We will live in joy! Free CD giveaway.

 Living Wisdom Kindness Quilt and our bird biscuits.

 This has been a full week of inspiration with love in my classroom and
through the halls at the Living Wisdom School.

I had a hard time just finishing up on all our projects each day.  So,
in other words, it was a Valentine's week in my class. 

In the spirit of love and inspiration, I want to acknowledge one of our parents at the Living Wisdom School.
Eva Tree is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has a warm tone of complexity
and sings sweet heart-yearning melodies. 

I had asked Eva to write a song for my class this year that would express the warmth of being kind in the classroom.  Eva wrote a song, then came into the class to teach all of us.  We have been singing it ever since.  A magical aura of love emanates though the room while we sing.

During the week prior to Valentine's Day, I had an idea to create a game that I saw last summer.  I wish to give the credit to the teacher in Vancouver that first thought of this project, so I pinned on one of my "Pinterest" boards.

The game is as follows:  When a teacher or staff member notices a child being
kind, or displaying friendship, the child is given a heart to color for our "all school" art quilt.  The hearts will be attached together as a large quilt in the main entry of the Living Wisdom School for all to see.

At Valentine's Day, in a classroom setting, we want to expand the children's
love, and guide them toward a larger reality of sharing love to all. This can
be in the classroom, school setting, community, and also in nature.

This valentine project was designed to share the song and blessing for all within the
whole school.  I created a game that all the children and staff can
participate in.
We found through the week that the environment at school was benefited
when we all participated together.

An extra special valentine gift in celebration of love has been donated.
Eva will be giving one of her CD's on this blog site.

Please comment below and I will enter you in the drawing.  (I will include
the name her etc and link.)    

The drawing will be made on February 29, leap

Let's all share our love this month and all live in joy.

Recipe for Bird Biscuits at the top

3 cups of lukewarm water
1 1/2 Tablespoons of dry yeast
4 cups of whole wheat flour

4 teaspoons of salt
1/3 cup oil or butter, or margarine
3 cups additional whole wheat flour
1 cup whole wheat flour for kneading

Dissolve the yeast in the water. Stir in sweetening and dry milk. Stir in 4 cups of whole wheat flour to form thick batter.
Beat well with a wooden spoon
Let rise 45 minutes
Fold in the salt and oil.
Fold in additional 3 cups of flour until the dough comes away from the sides of the bowl.

Knead on a floured surface until smooth. 
Let rise for 50 minutes. Punch down. Should be doubled in bulk
Punch down. 
Now is the time to have each child shape some rolls for them selves. Let rise about 10 minutes. Cook at 350 for about 20 minutes.

Now take the remainder of the dough and add bird seeds. Need the seeds into the dough. Cut the dough into heart shapes. Cook about 10 minutes.
After they are cooked for 15 or 20 minutes cool them. The birds don't mind if they are hard.
Now take a darning needle and embroidery thread. Sew the garlands by stringing several hearts together in a garland.  Individual help may be needed if the children have a hard time sewing the needle through the bread.
 " Be kind to the birds". All the birds are loving the bird biscuits. Happy Valentines month.


  1. Thank you Stacy for your lovely comment. You will be entered into the drawing for Eva's CD giveaway. Thanks again for your comments.

  2. I am always so amazed when I catch a glimpse of what our children are doing every day. I had a rough morning today and my son responded by being compassionate, kind, giving, and industrious - all qualities that are clearly reinforced in your classroom. Thank you Chandi!

  3. Eva thank you for the beautiful song. Kaelyn just loves it. And Chandi, as you captured in your pictures she loved making the biscuits for the birds and was so proud of her will power that day. Blessings. Maren

  4. Thank you Maren for your lovely comments. This has been such a great tool to uplifting the children.

  5. Very inspiring to see how you turn valentine into something really valuable for the kids! I love the game too. Will have to remember for next year!
    Thank you for sharing all of this Chandi!


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