I had the opportunity this morning to visit with a group of young learners writing Earth Day poems and thoughts. They wanted a story about Earth Day and why we need to take care of our environment so I chose a favorite book of mine called Long Live Earth by Meighan Morrison. The author/illustrator combines beautiful hand-pieced quilt squares with poetry to tell a reflective tale about what generations of people have done to our planet and the current conditions we must address. The story also carries a strong message of hope for the future: “This magnificent Earth deserves far better care; we can help in its rescue if we each do our share.”
There was great discussion following the story and now these young learners are wanting to plant more trees (for shade as well as natural growth) and even a special garden here at LME (I see a grant in our future!). 🙂
We continue to challenge all learners to think about their responsibility to not only personal spaces, but to our natural environment at large. One quick example: we recycle many items here daily at school and encourage you to do the same. Yes, we must each do our share and here’s hoping you join us in this ongoing and critical endeavor…Long Live Earth! 🙂
Note: It’s a testing week at LME, so we appreciate your support as we remain a closed campus to visitors; we look forward to seeing you next week.