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Liberty Elementary School Kindergartners Beautify Campus on Earth Day

Students complete 10-day project by planting flowers at entrance.

LES1When you pull up to the front of Liberty Elementary School, you cannot help but notice the beautiful yellow marigolds. That is thanks to all of the school’s kindergarten students.

The 10-day “Kindergarten Planting Day” project fittingly culminated on April 22 – also known around the globe as “Earth Day.” The kindergarten classes of Tracy Cato, Jenny Frigillana and Macee Thompson rotated throughout the morning planting nearly 150 flowers.

The students learned about the basic needs, parts and characteristics of plants over the 10 school days. They decided on marigolds based on their growth, appearance and sturdiness.

LES3“The kindergarten teachers are all very proud of our students,” Frigillana said. “They worked hard planning and conducting an investigation about plants, then planting the flowers."

Numerous staff members stepped outside to watch the kindergartners hard at work on Earth Day.

“I love this planting day by our kindergarten students,” LES Principal Tim Greenwell said. “Not only because it gets them outside and they help beautify our campus, but also because I get to observe them utilizing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. They decide where to dig their hole and place their flower, and figure out how much water to give it. Priceless.”

LES2The project is one the students will never forget.

“We learned so much about plants and had so much fun planting our flowers,” student Clara Sant’Anna said.

Added student Evan Morton: “We loved doing this. We are happy that we could help make our school look nice.”