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1578 S. El Camino Real,
Encinitas, CA 92024

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Our Little Sunflowers

"There is a garden in every childhood,
an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer,
and the morning more fragrant than ever again." - Elizabeth Lawrence

On the first day of school each year, we hold a Flower Ceremony. As a rite of passage, the whole school joins together in welcoming the 1st graders, as they journey across the Rainbow Bridge to greet their new, 1st Grade teacher with a handshake and receive a flower from a 2nd Grader.

Ms. Melanie welcomed 11 new students this year into her mixed 1st/2nd Grade class. Settled under the shady canopy of a large tree in dappled morning light, the children listened to a fairy tale of strength and courage, concluding their journey with a walk through the “arches of love” into their classroom.

Behold the look of anticipation and excitement in their eyes....