Colorful

This week's Photo Hunter's theme is colorful.



One thing I love about The Pea's kindergarten class -- and her whole school, actually -- is the diversity. This melting-pot of backgrounds and cultures and ideas is one of the things we love about living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In Pea's kindergarten class of twenty children, ten are of Caucasian descent, three of Indian descent, two of Asian, and one of Hispanic descent. The other four are mixed-race children. Out of these twenty, eleven kids have one or both parents who grew up in another country. Eight of them speak a language other than English at home.

Here they are at this week's Spring Concert, looking like a bunch of spring flowers themselves (see if you can spot The Pea). I look at them and see this rainbow of children. And it makes me happy that my kids are growing up in such a colorful community.
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tegdirb92 said...

AWWW--I love those precious moments. I bet you were so proud! Have a wonderful weekend :)

TNChick said...

Cute! ...and you sure know about her class! hehe I know how many of what decent in my son's class but has no idea about where their parents were (tho it's likely all but one were born here in the USA) and no idea if they speak more than English (other than one family).

pat said...

Oh, how adorable!!! :-)

Happy Weekend!

tray said...

a diverse 'surrounding' is always one of the best teachers. i was blessed with diversity growing up. great take on this week's theme!

Jenn in Holland said...

A colorful world is the best! What a great experience for your Pea!

letha said...

That's a great picture they all look so sweet.

Hopefully with so much diversity these days and with schools educating for all faiths, backgrounds and cultures we will see less and less ignorance and racism.

Hootin'Anni said...

So sweet! And, yes, it's colorful, in so many ways....your description shows so much along with the photo.

Happy Weekend.

mousey said...

its a colorful world!

i wish im still like them heheh...

Vader's Mom said...

Precious. What a great take on the theme this week!

Rachel said...

That was a great post! I agree-people are often more "colorful" than anything!

Patricia said...

That is sweet. Makes me think of the line from the song..."red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight.." Hope you have a great weekend.

SASSY MOM said...

you can't go wrong with a kid's picture....

Nice photo!

Happpy weekend!

Angie said...

nice entry for the theme.

have a great weekend!

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maiylah said...

awwww .... that's so cute!
is she the one in front with the striped dress? :)

Linda said...

What a great way to portray the theme this week! I bet it was a great concert!

eastcoastlife said...

Yes, a rainbow of children. Wonderful take on this week's theme. :)

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Lovely photo. I think your Pea is the 5th little lovely girl from the right. Am I correct?

Tara said...

Such beautiful children! I love kids, our neighborhood has asian, indian, hispanic, and caucasian. And I love meeting them when I go out for my walks!

Tara

maiylah said...

hi again! just read your question on my post ... about zoobic.
yup, ok naman dun. took that shot on our Aeta Trail at Zoobic. mas maganda punta kayo dun early, para yung mga tour guides di pa pagod. specially during peak seasons (like summer, christmas and lenten breaks), at di pa masyadong mainit. :)
enjoy the weekend po. :)

amy said...

what a wonderful post!

ipanema said...

Unity in diversity. Great idea for the theme!

Lynn said...

You got the school really checked out knowing how many are from here and how many are from there. Sounds like a good school to me...global.

Dragonheart said...

Lovely photo and wonderful post. I'm impressed that you know so much about her classmates! Wonderful choice for colourful. :)

Liz said...

It's so easy for children of different colours to mix; shame the grown-ups can't always do it as well! Lovely take.

Loni said...

What a delightful, COLORFUL picture!

Mine is up!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Great take on the theme! I love the "colorful" theme - so many ways to see color in our lives. You've chosen a wonderful one.

julie said...

Wonderful. You had a deep interpretation with the colorful theme.

Mine is up too. Have a great week ahead.

Ooops, PinoyMonsNetwork had a mommy lunch today. :)

julie said...

Sorry, typo there. Should have been PinoyMomsNetwork.

Barbara said...

A lovely post.

~Kathryn~ said...

truly colourful
and joyous

Gattina said...

Very nice interpretation of colorful ! Looks like the "united Nations" !

Ladynred said...

Different background of these kids truly are colorful. Great take!

Mom Unplugged said...

That is a wonderful interpretation of the theme!

We live in a small town but my kids attend a tiny Montessori school which is fairly colorful considering the size of our community. Their "End Of The Year Celebration" looked a lot like yours!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Heart of Rachel said...

Looks like a nice presentation in school. It's good that everyone has a chance to meet other children and learn about their respective cultures and traditions. It's a good exposure for everyone. Thanks for visiting my photo hunt. Take care!

Whirlwind said...

What a great photo and opportunity for Pea. My daughter has 22 kids in her class, of them, 2 are Chinese and one is African-American. Most of the kids in the upper grades (in fact I think all of the kids) are Caucasian.

Frances said...

Is there anything more wonderful than kids performing?
Frances

Nina Lumberio said...

It's always nice to meet and make friends with people from different parts of the world! I hope Pea is enjoying.

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soccer mom in denial said...

Lovely, lovely. And I'm sure the singing was too.

purplegirl said...

i wish my 5-year old's class/school is as diverse are yours. he is the only non-Caucasian in his kindergarten class of 16. and the only one of three in the entire kindergarten program. sadly, there are only 3 African-Americans, one Indian, and less than 10 of Hispanic descent in the entire school of 700 (K-12). plans to move him to a more diverse school is under way...