Mrs. Happel (1st grade teacher) and Mrs. Bishop (guidance counselor) got together and got us a bunch of trees to plant for our campus. They are part of the outdoor learning team, which is a team of teachers that are looking into activities, maintenance, and overall organization of the outdoor learning area we have at Keystone Elementary. This is a new space that was implemented this past fall and we are continuing to find new additions and uses for the space. Here are a few pictures of their recent work day!
|The new raised beds are ready for planting!|
|Always thankful for great volunteers to provide more learning opportunities for our students.|
|This is an old picture of our upper deck garden area!|
|Teachers are encouraged to chase their own passions and interests to help create more authentic opportunities for students.|
|We even had one of our own #KFkinders lending a helping hand! Thanks, Kaiser!|
On Earth Day our students were given areas to help pick up trash. These areas had to branch off of campus because Keystone is a VERY clean town! Our students had to really search for trash (kudos Keystone residents!!). Here are some pictures of students showing how to be"Earth-friendly"! We also talked a lot about how this project practices caring and respectful Bobcat Behaviors!
|#KFkinders ready to clean! They look pretty cute in their Earth Day headbands too!|
|Don't worry, we gave them gloves so their hand wouldn't get too dirty!|
|Adisyn provided a helping hand!|
|Mrs. Townsley and Haddie are showing the true definition of teamwork!|
|#KFkinders taking a well deserved break prior to planting!|
|Kaiser, Kira, and Kenna are showing how our lilac bushes looked prior to planting. They were shocked they were so little.|
|We talked about the importance of worms to plants and soil...these were returned after we were done digging!|
|The ground was a little hard for the kids to dig, so the teachers had to help out a bit!|
|So curious, and so helpful!|
It was such a great day to be a Bobcat! I love how passionate our teachers are to provide authentic opportunities for our students. Our students banded together to make a difference in our community and a lasting improvement on our campus. I can't wait to enjoy these plants for years to come and recall all the fond memories I have of this class. I am truly thankful that you let me spend my daylight hours with your awesome kinder each day. This has definitely been a class for the books! So many memories made, and more time to make a ton more!! Let's make the final weeks of the 2015-2016 #KFkinder year fantacular (a word my brother in-law uses all the time, but somehow sums up my feeling perfectly!).