Happy Summer everyone. I am loving the sunny skies and slower schedule! A little story about the Sunflower on the left. Every year we plant Sunflower seeds in our first grade classroom. I always plant a few extra seeds so that if a seed does not sprout for a student, there will be another one for that student to take home. Last year, one of the cups had a seed that just did not sprout like the others. As I was cleaning out the classroom at the end of the year, my son found the cup with the little sprout by the window and he begged to take it home and plant it in the ground. He did and he took the best care of that little sprout. That little sprout grew to be the most beautiful flower by the end of the summer and it gave me a strong reminder that with a little care, love, warmth and patience blooming and growth do take place in it's own time.