A tradition in 4th grade is the celebration of Arbor Day. Students read and write poems, sing “God Bless America” , and welcome Marion Dasco and Marilynn Sutton from the Longmeadow Gardeners. The gardeners share seedlings with the students. Thank-you to our 4th grade team for celebrating the importance of trees and nature in our lives.
Here is a poem by 4th grader Sally G.:
Watching a busy bumble bee
Oh what a fool I must be
To sit beneath this willow tree
I pull myself to an ancient limb
And gently sway as I hum a hymn
To end the day
And watch the sun slowly fade away.
By Bridgette M. and Caitlin B.
I lay in a pile of golden brown leaves,
as the morning air flows around me. I think about
life without glorious trees, no beautiful scenery and no air to breathe.
As I listen to the rustling trees above, I fall in love with its enrichment of sound.
The earth depends on the trees, I know I sure do, and if you give them a chance, then you will too.
As the trees shed their leaves, in their very own way, it is almost to say…
Happy Arbor Day!