Farewell Gift: Ninth-Graders Plant Trees for First-Graders
At our school, we started a new tradition – ninth-graders to first-graders. Our ninth-graders said goodbye to their years spent at elementary school and, in addition to the scribbled-on school desks,, they also left a nice mark on the school grounds – they planted a tree or a bush for each of the first-year classes. The ninth graders introduced their younger classmates to the trees, and taught them how to take care for them for the years to come. First-grade students know that the trees need to be watered regularly, and they look forward to growing together with them. With this nice activity, the students brought joy and positive energy to the PLACE – the schoolyard.