On October 4th the 4 and 5 year old children celebrated Saint Francis of Assisi with their usual joy and enthusiasm. They gathered in the Chapel for the “ceremony of the seeds”, singing and praying togehter with their teachers. The idea of the “ceremony of the seeds” is to connect the celebration and the activities they did to our Goal of the Year: “to encourage and affirm personal growth.” The children started their work in class preparing bulletin boards where they put their names written in seeds. It was explained to them that the seeds nurtured with love and natural elements, such as water, soil, sun and air, will grow and become a lush and adult plant. In class they also listened to Saint Francis vocational and spiritual life stories which captured their interest and curiosity.