We are happy to add a new member to our Ladybug team! Rasika Senanayake has been teaching pre-school for six years and will be providing additional support to the Ladybug team. In addition, she will be leading the Ladybugs in a morning yoga class (called “Morning Magic”) as well as drumming with the children.
Rasika lives close-by and her 22-month-old son (who currently attends Lamorinda Montessori) will join us in the Fall. She is completing her AA in Early Childhood Education and starting her Montessori Training. Below is a short note from her:
I am from the beautiful island of Sri Lanka located in Southeast Asia. We have been living in the Bay Area for about 14 years and we love this community. We have two children, a nine-year-old daughter, and a two-year-old son. I speak three languages and have some experience with sign language. I used to be an on-stage cultural dancing performer and dancing teacher. Also, I have experience in the areas of oil painting, cake decorating, yoga, mindfulness meditation, and clothing design. I love spending time with my family, traveling, dancing, watching movies and cooking for friends and family. I also love preparing and sharing food for the needy communities in the Bay Area. I am truly excited to join Growing Light Montessori School and share my experience and love with all the beautiful children and their families.
Thank you very much,
The first few weeks of school have been filled with new routines and new friendships! In both classrooms, Ladybugs and Bumblebees are busy learning the new works. We also started KinderDance with our favorite teacher, Kira! We loved learning to dance and move to Kira’s great music! One of our favorite dance steps was the “Scottish Walk”!