22 Apr

Planting Trees for Earth Day

Earth day is very important to teach our children about. It’s not only something that we all have to take care of to live in a clean, healthy environment but to be able to raise our kids in an environment that is safe. We are going to be planting trees for Earth Day this year and I couldn’t be more excited!

This morning when I woke Chucky for school, he told me that he had some notes in his backpack. I checked his backpack and sure enough 2 notes! Why doesn’t he give them to me when he gets home from school? I DON’T KNOW, but wish I did.

His school sent home a note stating some of the activities they are doing for Earth Day…
1. Walk to school. Meet at the CNS building and walk to school with faculty.
2. Turn lights off from 12:30 to 2:30.
3. Extra Recess time from 2:00 to 2:15.
4. Recycle Paper, we will be using little to no paper today and our notes are all on recycled paper.
5. Please do what you can at home, turn off lights, turn of game boxes and computers for 1 hour.

Okay great, they are trying to do some good for Mother Earth!

So I tried to do my lil’ part, I left all of the lights off in the house this morning and Chucky turned them all back on!
This is our conversation about the note from school…

Mom, I HAVE to walk to school!

No, Chucky you don’t “have” to walk to school. Do you think that it is good for our environment for all of us to jump in our cars and drive our kids down so you can walk a block to school? I think it would be worse for our environment then you just riding the bus.

I am going to be the only one in my class that isn’t walking to school, THANKS MOM!!

I guarantee you that you won’t be the only one not walking to school.

YES, YES I will and I will never forgive you!!

Okay, Chucky I think your being a little over dramatic about walking a block to school.

So needless to say I had my fingers crossed that the kid that’s in Chucky’s class would ride the bus this morning- lucky for me he did!!

Yeah, I said that his school was doing some good!

The Earth Day note was on recycled paper, but the other note was not!

Chucky’s bus ended up dropping them off a block from the school so all of the kids could walk to school.

Chucky did more than eat and shower in the dark, walk a block to school and bring home 1 note on recycled paper, he planted a cherry tree!!

Didn’t it turn our great!!
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    • Jami
    • April 23rd, 2010

    Happy Earth Day (late) :)

    • Chacoy
    • April 23rd, 2010

    Happy Earth Day to you as well;} I hope that we keep setting great examples for our future generations! Have a great weekend;}

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