Opportunity is our oldest tree. She was planted in 2002, when our school was first built. She was named "Opportunity" by a preschooler. She is our biggest tree and provides a lot of cool shade. She even was a home for Word Bird. She is a favorite and well loved by all the children. She is located in the far corner of the playground.
"She's so fat and you cannot shake her because she's so strong. She's tall and big. "
"She gives us lots of shade and she has kind of like a point at the top."
"We like to just sit under her and talk about random stuff like talk about her leaves, talk about her bark, stuff like that. And we talk about all kinds of other stuff too. She's a good talking under tree. "
"She can clean our air in like 2 minutes because she's so big and she has a lot of leaves so all the leaves can work together and just do it in 2 minutes, or maybe it takes 5 minutes for them to do it . Who knows."
"She's growing acorns so other trees can grow."
This is our newest tree. Over the summer, we lost Sweetie Pie and the tree guys brought and planted this one. She is located on the patio.
"Heart is really really new and we don't know what to call her yet. Her leaves are shaped like hearts, so we call her Heart and we love Heart so much because she's really new."
Crystal is 3 years old and was planted with the help the preschoolers. She is tall and skinny. She is located next to the tire swing.
"Crystal is good. She's a bigger tree than baby. She's really skinny. Her leaves look like crystals."
Baby is our smallest tree. She is 3 years old and was planted with the help of preschoolers. She is a sassafras tree.
"Baby is really small, that's why we call her baby. She might start growing like Opportunity one day."
"She's our smallest tree on the playground. The top of her leaves look kind of like forks. She has tinier leaves at the bottom and bigger leaves at the top."
Tulip is 3 years old and was planted with the help of preschoolers. We hope that some day Tulip will be able to provide shade for our sandbox.
"Tulip is a medium tree. Her name is kind of like lips (two lip)."
Our song, Opportunity, written by J, age 5.. While J is no longer a preschooler, we still sing her song to our trees.
These are the 2016-2017 preschoolers who helped plant Crystal, Tulip, and Baby. (I see some older siblings of our current preschoolers!)
This blog was written by Teo (age 4), Orion (age 4), Zoe (age 4), and Tricia (you'll have to guess her age!)
5 day teacher