Our little Rose Bud is wrapping up 10 years at Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School this month. Along with five of her fellow “sixth years” she will be leaving the safest, most nurturing place they’ll ever know.
She fell asleep, exhausted, leaning against her mom’s car outside our front door after her first day as a ‘morning child’ shortly before she turned three.
In the years since she’s learned everything from fine motor skills to microbiology basics. She was among the first Jewish girls to play the Pope on Italy Day, and she helped her school win the state championship in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.
She’s 12 now, headed off to public middle school this fall, her fellow graduate classmates scattering to different public and private schools. She faces dramatic change from her sheltered Montessori days, a brave new world of moving
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