Watch Me Grow
Through four lessons students will understand the concept of Environmental Stewardship. Using a children’s story about a neighborhood working together to improve the appearance of a vacant lot, student will decide how they will participate in a community project to beautify their community and becoming stewards of the earth.
The students respond to a story in which a child inspires her neighborhood to work together and improve a vacant lot. The students recognize that they can have a positive impact on others. The class decides on a philanthropic project related to the literature that will benefit the school or larger community.
This lesson is designed to teach children about living things, such as trees and the different types of plants. This will not only help them understand science benchmarks, but will also help them understand more about their service learning project.
In this lesson, students learn about the interconnectedness of nature and the impact of people on the environment. Students are motivated by literature to teach others the importance of trees in our ecosystem. They respond to the literature selection and design and make posters with a "Save the Trees" message. They also continue work on their community planting project.
In this culminating lesson, the students look at the parts of the flowering plant and compare them to the parts of the tree. The students use art supplies to create a flower with all of the essential parts. They reflect on the community planting project and analyze their impact on the earth.