Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.” Alan C. Kay

502-0-00-a-preview-1Instead of apples for the teacher, it is a tradition for primary school children in Loveland to give their teachers sunflowers.

The day before school starts, Loveland’s primary students come to school to learn where their rooms are located and meet their new teachers. Earlier that day, volunteers pick nearly 2,000 sun flowers that grew from seeds students planted on Earth Day.

We invite community leaders to join us in carrying on this tradition. When the children arrive later in the day, we are waiting outside of the schools with flowers in hand.  Each child is given a flower to give to his teacher.  We pick extras so we can share with siblings as well.

The flowers are symbolic of the students coming together to form a new class as each of their individual flowers come together to form the class bouquet.flower-teacher-DSC_7699