The aim of such an education leads to the desire to contribute to the good of all, to share in this cosmic goodness.Maria Montessori
Alfie Kohn reminds us in Altruism and Empathy in Everyday Life that "one learns from personal involvement with pro-social action than from either hearing about it or watching someone else." This selflessness is an important part of what we live as members of the Aidan Montessori School community.
On Sunday, January 22, 2017, families gathered in the school lobby to assemble Art Kits for the emergency room patients at Children's National Medical Center. They decorated bags with stickers and then filled them with markers, crayons, pencils and coloring pages, mazes, puzzles, and dot-to-dot's. On Thursday, February 2, two of our elementary students, accompanied by a parent volunteer, delivered the kits to the hospital.
Truly these children - the baggers and the deliverers - are beginning their transformation to people of empathy.Next chance for service action: Snack Bagging for SOME on Saturday, February 25, from 10am-12pm.