The Wonderful World of Kindergarten

Welcome to our Reggio Emilia inspired classroom at Dr. David Suzuki School.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Planting Trees

The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
~Nelson Henderson~
Knowing just the right class to handle such an undertaking, our group was given a great gift of trees.
And we knew just the group to help us plant them!
Mr. Vial and his Grade 5 students worked with the children as they chose the site for each tree.

The hole had to be deep enough to for the root ball, but not too deep!
Mr. Vial helped the children understand the importance of planting the tree so it had it's best chance to survive and grow. The roots need firm ground.

The small shovels were just the right size to check how deep to dig the hole.
Small hands, mighty work.

Clearing the site of weeds will help the tree to grow.
Just the right spot!

Once the tree is planted in the hole, it's time to put all the dirt back and pack it in to give the roots a chance to get a good hold of the soil. Then the roots can get stronger to hold the tree in place.

The children will be able to watch the trees they planted grow and grow.
We will watch the children grow and grow.

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