In honor of May being National Bike Month, Lily and I rode our bikes to school on Wednesday. She goes to the Coastal Montessori Leaning Center in Morro Bay.’
It was organized by the teachers and parents at the Montessori School. I love this school for so many reasons, but when I saw Miss Sonya, the school principal, out there on her own bike, directing the kids across the main streets, I realized how committed she is to encouraging ideas of health and protecting the environment at such a young age – ideas that don’t just stay in a book, but involve the entire school and community in a wonderful activity that will be remembered into their adult years. She also understands that by combining healthy kids activities with fun at school, children are inspired to learn and do more.
We ended up at her classroom for a delicious healthy pancake breakfast with fresh fruit. Wow, it was delicious – especially after the fresh air and exercise! The kids really enjoyed it, and thanks to Scott, Susan & Karen just to name a few of the kitchen crew who prepped and cooked the meal.
The ride was in support of National Bike Month and the SLO County Bike Coalition, both organizations are wonderful sources of information and creative ideas on how the simple act of biking to work or school can have a tremendous impact on our lives, our health and our environment. Check them out.