In preparation for our Earth Day Community Circle, every grade made a set of Earth Gratitude Flags celebrating a part of our Earth. During our circle, we raised these flags and spoke our poem.
Kindergarten - Human Community Thank you Earth for the plants to eat, Thank you plants for the air we breathe, Thank you Earth for sun that gives us heat, Thank you Earth for the water we drink!
Humans They should be nice. Taking care of the world, not leaving trash. Because the earth gives us lots of good things.
They should be nice and happy. Not killing wild animals. Because the caterpillar might turn into a butterfly. And those collect pollen and flowers make us fruit.
The should be peaceful. And not hurt the earth's feelings. They should have fun in the world.
1st Grade - Soil Dark soil is so good For growing flowers and food In happy gardens
Worms wiggle and munch Things we threw out from our lunch Now we have dark soil
2nd Grade - Insects Beetles Creeping along the bush blending with the holly berries big, long beetles go walking by hiding in your house They are quieter than you know
Beetles have 6 legs and are different colors. There are over 4,000 different kinds of ladybugs. It takes them 6 weeks to grow from egg to adult. Ladybugs are also called ladybird beetles. They go from egg to larva to pupa to adult.
3rd Grade - Mammals Mammals are interesting and fun Warm blooded like Tasmanian devils Swinging vine to vine, shooting through the water Dog runs really fast, covered in fur Squirrels run up the tree, down the tree Guinea pig, guinea bite
Red Pandas, so pretty with shiny red fur The spotted leopard leaps over the fallen tree Lions roar to the world with manes of gold, running Wolves howl to the bright moon I hear dolphins playing happily far away Narwhals dashing through the water oh so fast Orca, orca shining bright, under stars of the night Beautiful, small, big, everything
Fourth Grade - Birds
Birds Gardeners of the Earth Soaring, swooping, perching Messengers of the Earth Petite, massive Camouflage, colorful Singers of the Earth Birds 5th Grade - The Sun I woke up to your sunlight. Your rays shining on my face. You're there in the day but not in the night. You're always in every place.
Your eyes are so bright. You're always keeping me warm. You are like a soaring kite. You have been there since I was born. Thank you sun for all you do.
The sun it has a yellow glow We need it for the plants to grow The Earth’s sun keeps us warm With its light our bees will swarm All energy comes from the sun The warmth goes out to everyone The sun is what keeps everything alive The energy flows to help living things thrive Without the sun… no weather, no food We greet the sun with gratitude!
7th Grade - Food & Farmers Farming for food Can be hard to do. But have a good mood 'Cause it's worth it, it's true! When it's locally grown, It's healthy to eat. This should be known. Tell everyone you meet!