"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not."
- The Lorax
Our learners have been exploring environmental stewardship and the importance of trees through conversations, outdoor experiences and various texts (books, videos, etc.). We have been blown away by the incredible thinking and ideas each learner has shared about trees and their importance to our lives.
We took (and will continue to take) lots of nature walks. Our walks focused on plants and trees. Learners recorded their observations during each walk and outdoor learning time.
|Students recorded through pictures or words all the plants they saw on our walk|
"Ms. Tompkins, we love this tree! It's so beautiful!"
|"I wonder why the people chop down the trees and they don't plant back? The animals have no home. I think because they won't have a house."- M.L.|
Our learners are passionate about helping save energy and not cutting down the trees. They have been making connections to our learning about polar bears (click here for link) and how we need to save energy to help the planet. With their focus on not cutting down trees, we felt it would be important to provide an opportunity for our learners to plant trees. Then we found out Grade 5s were planting trees! We were so excited to join in on the hard work!
|Stomping on the soil to pack it down|
|Digging the hole|
We are so excited to continue to learn about trees and their roles in our lives!