We celebrated Earth Day at Clay this week by learning about trees. In the words of one of our students, “Trees help keep the earth clean!”
We learned how to figure out how old a tree is by counting the rings in a stump, and we made leaf rubbings with different types of tree leaves. When I demonstrated how to make a leaf rubbing, all the kids ooohed and aaaahed as the leaf ‘magically’ appeared on the page.
We finished it off by planting a few trees around the garden. It takes a group of kids under 8 a loooong time to dig a hole for a tree– we had to stop and admire every worm.
-Ms. Carolyn, Gateway Greening Educator