Updated: Nov 2
Arriving to school after March Break is always a magical time of the school year. As a class, we would have spent the earlier part of the year building relationships, growing as a community, and learning together. We would return as a strong unit ready to delve into new learning or take existing learning to the next level. We had spent the Fall and Winter term learning about the environment, plants, how plants grow, and how our waste (garbage and plastics) impact that environment. We had built our own planters, brought in seeds, and we were gearing up to do our own planting in the classroom. We had been collecting plastic from our schoolyard, we had measured it, weighed it and we were preparing to create with it. We had community partners lined up to visit and local spaces we were hoping to continue to build our relationship with. Then we learned we wouldn’t be returning to school in the way we all imagined.