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Rohan Mittra, 6, spreads his arms and makes like a bird as he runs into Lake Country School and upstairs as his father Rob Mittra, rear, photographs the event. "We'd love to keep you... ," said teacher Elisabeth Raasch, "but you're so ready for elementary school. Put your wings up and fly away," Raasch told Mittra as he raised his armed and ran off.

David Joles, Star Tribune

Spread your wings

  • Article by: DAVID JOLES
  • Star Tribune
  • June 15, 2010 - 10:00 AM
On their last day of kindergarten, the kids of Lake Country Montessori in Minneapolis know what comes next: "Fly Up." Teachers, parents and other family members line a "runway" on the school grounds. One by one, the children's names are called. They spread their arms like a bird, speed down the runway and take imaginary flight up to the school's second floor, where they will join the older kids in class next year. Above, 6-year-old Rohan Mittra takes off as his father, Rob Mittra, takes photos. "We'd love to keep you," said Elisabeth Raasch of Lake Country, "but you're so ready for elementary school. Put your wings up and fly away."

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