Shore Room

Class Description:

Ages 3 – Kindergarten

Spiritual Theme: Spirit is all there is. Spirit shows up as me.

Young children ages 3-5  are still very attached to their parents and primary care-givers.  For some, going into an unfamiliar space can be a difficult transition.  I try to take time to greet every child as they enter, usually getting down on their level and shaking hands.

Then showing them the interesting and fun space that they will get to play in. The room has a beautiful and engaging mural that includes Dory, Nemo, a cat and dog, and sea creatures.
There is a regular routine because I know that children at this age are more secure when they know what will be happening next.
The routine goes like this:

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  • Children introduce themselves and get to put a heart on the tree
  • Song: God is all there is to see… (Words below)
  • Story/Book
  • Meditation: usually about 1 minute.  I like to dim the lights. I suggest that they try to keep their eyes closed, bodies still, and voices quiet for this one minute.  I understand that this is difficult for some so it’s just something to work towards.
  • Craft – I try to make this simple enough that all of the children are able to do it on their own, with some guidance, and versatile enough the older children are able to be creative with it.
  • Snack
  • Free play – if there is time.
  • Song:  The song is a simple one, done to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle” that we do every time so many of the children know the words.  It is essentially a prayer treatment and provides a regular opportunity to talk about the basics of Science of Mind.

God is all there is to see
God is here inside of me
Smiles and hugs and love and fun
All good things for everyone
Now I give my thanks and then
Good-bye, so it is amen

Teacher

Molly Sandoval

When I moved to Dallas, more than 20 years ago, I had to find my people.  I had been to other Centers in other places that I had lived so I knew this would be the place to look.  I have been attending ever since and have raised my three children in this philosophy.

I’m not sure what my life would look like without the empowerment of our Center and I don’t really want to know. I started volunteering monthly in the CSLDallas youth program when my youngest was 2 (He is now 14).  About 3 years ago, I began as a weekly teacher. 

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I have been in the early education field for about 13 years.  I was an assistant in a primary (ages 3-6) Montessori classroom for 5 years, and have spent the past 8 years doing parent education with families from pregnancy to age 3.  I have spent many hours in workshops, learning about child development and especially mental health from birth to age five.