Since we are in a fairly new neighborhood that is out on the plains, there are not many trees around, especially on the school property. The front of the school is a big huge grassy field without a tree in sight. In honor of Earth Day, Morgan's school has been collecting money in order to plant trees on the property. They collected enough to buy one tree per grade which will be planted today along the entrance to the school. Each grade will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony and will participate in the planting of their designated tree. These trees will belong and be maintained by the classroom throughout the school year. The teachers can integrate them into the classroom however they choice whether it's to plant flowers around or collect the leaves for art projects. At some point, each tree will receive a plaque dedicating it to the corresponding grade.
Morgan can't wait to participate in this today. Her class has picked out which hole they want, the one on the end, closest to the parking lot. Television cameras will be there to film the event. It should be an exciting time for the kids.