Kindergartners (5-6 year olds), recently completed the Parachutes for the Planet program. Students read “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss and discussed ways to improve our planet. Students also made a promise to be more aware of our recycling program and aim to have excellent ratings on our recycle bin in our classroom. Throughout the week leading to our art project students discussed ways to improve our planet during our class meetings and ways to incorporate better routines in our school wide recycling program. Our kindergarten students enjoyed meeting our TOSA-EWEB, Tana Shepard, who helped us create our parachute theme ” We speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues” a quote by Dr. Seuss in “The Lorax”. We are looking forward to displaying our art work on our front lawn on May 11. As a 4J educator I am thankful for hands-on projects that bring meaning to protecting our environment and bringing awareness to my students on the importance of our earth. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!
–Rebecca Boyd, Kindergarten Teacher
Photos of Parachutes at Schools and at First Friday Art Walk/Farmers' Market