Nana has a new favorite book: Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson. I imagine it is incredible, for she has bought the kiddos Listen to the Wind, that he also wrote, which is the children’s version of the story with gorgeous paper-made illustrations.
The kiddos and I read the book together this week. We learned about children on the other side of the world who are going to school just like them. These children and their villagers worked with Dr. Greg to build a bridge to the neighboring mountain so that they could obtain building supplies. Ultimately, they worked together to build a school for the children of the village.
After reading the beautiful story, I felt so grateful for our little school in the dining room. For the simple things that we learn together. We continued our lessons, working together writing, numbers, using wood pieces to represent their amount, and then making each digit with the wood pieces.
Sometimes I worry about how we are learning things together each day. But after a morning of work and play and studies, all done simply, I realized that the important thing is that we do it. That we learn together, that we love one another as we learn and work together. Just like the beautiful children in the small village of Korphe.