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October 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
On Tuesday, October 6th, a beautiful elm tree (Ulmus americana “Princeton”) will be delivered and planted on our campus, just across from the Maple Grove. If you and/or your students are interested in watching this event, you are encouraged to do so. It is scheduled to be planted after Main Lesson, probably close to 10:30.
In February, after the former eighth-graders finished their research papers on global climate change, they listed three “action items” they wanted to take in regards to caring for the environment right here on our campus. One of these action items was “planting a tree with our buddy class.” This wish dovetailed beautifully with the Outdoor Life Committee’s realization that our campus is in need of a new tree close to the entrance of the property, just across from the Maple Grove. With the help of The Crossland Group, who donated the tree, and the Outdoor Life Committee, who worked carefully with the land manager, this action item is being realized. At a later date, after the actual planting of the tree on October 6th, the former eighth graders and the current Grade 2/3 will gather together.
It will be exciting to watch this beautiful tree grow and thrive on our campus. It will also take some special attention from us to ensure that our new elm tree is happy and hydrated. If you and your class are interested in periodically watering the tree, please let me know. I will be setting up a watering schedule in the next two weeks. Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.
Finally, I want to mention one of my favorite children’s books about trees. It is Jonathan and the Tree by Gilad Goldschmidt and Esther Aivel. It is a beautiful story about a young boy’s deep and loving relationship with a mulberry tree in his neighborhood. It is a story that has stayed with me since the day I read it.
Language Arts Teacher