Last week Lower Elementary gathered rakes and wheelbarrows so they could build leaf piles for jumping. Our big tree out front has finally dropped most of its leaves, so it’s the perfect place for raking.
Half the class worked to gather leaves for the Lower Elementary outdoor classroom, while the other half gathered leaves for the Primary outdoor classroom. While Primary has a spectacular old conifer, it doesn’t have many mature deciduous trees. By the end of the hour, they had built substantial leaf piles in both areas.
Lower Elementary students gathered at the fence line, and watched with delight as the Primary children discovered their new leaf pile. These moments where they discover the giving is just as wonderful as the getting are invaluable.