For Earth Week, we celebrated in many different ways through art, music, and books. On Arbor Day, we welcomed Zach Hall (Rowan’s dad), who works as an arborist in Iowa City. Before he spoke (to calm our bodies), we pretended to be trees seedlings, then saplings, then we grew tall into the sky. Zach came last fall too and talked about how the leaves change color. After we learned more about his job, we asked more questions like” How does the bark talk to the leaves?” “How can trees talk to each other?” We learned words like chlorophyll and photosynthesis. We learned that trees give off pheromones to talk to each other. Lauren helped us sing the Earth Day song and then we listened to a book simply titled Trees. After, we walked out to see our tree named Opportunity. We hugged her, thanked her, and just sat in silence with her. When everyone left, Zach brought tree saplings for each Preucil family to plant a tree or find a home for the tree. It was a wonderful way to end our day and start our weekend on this beautiful Earth.