(This activity will be ongoing throughout the day, week, or month.)
The learners will understand what it means to be kind to the environment, and start to recognize it when they see it happening.
- Explain to the students that as they go through the day (week, month) and they notice people being kind to the earth (i.e., picking up
trash at recess), they can add a piece to the class garden to watch it grow.
- Model how they can create a flower or garden of “kindness.” (i.e., Sarah recycled paper — write this on the stem; Matthew turned off
classroom lights — write this on a leaf; and Levi brought a plant for the butterfly garden — write on the flower).
- Students may color the flowers or the flower pieces may be cut out of colored construction paper.
- If you are doing a unit on “plants,” this would work along nicely as you can explain that stems need to be first, then the leaves, then the
flower on the top.
End your community meeting by informing your students about the schedule of the day.
Send home the directions and flower patterns for creating a “garden of kindness” at home. Encourage families to focus on helping the environment and creating their home garden that can be hung on the refrigerator.Download Letter