Here is another wonderful post from that best of teachers, Jennie!
This autumn has been gorgeous. The trees are brilliant in a variety of colors. They make me look up. They make me stop to really look.
Summer was dry, so it is surprising that our autumn is especially colorful. I like to think that Mother Nature is giving us an art show during this pandemic year, to remind us that nature and trees are a beautiful thing, and to tell us to look.
Back to trees.
Trees represent the circle of life in ways that we can understand- children, too. They are the visual to life and death, growing, survival, thriving, and new birth. Trees are a home for animals. They are a playground and shelter for everyone. The list is a long one. When I use the word ‘grounded’, trees are the benchmark.
Many children’s books have been written about trees. One book that I read aloud every year…
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