Here is a picture of the last part of our tree before it was dug out of the ground. Now when we go there to play we see sawdust where our great 117 year old tree once stood. We have had lots of dialogue about this tree and its fate. We review our “They Cut Down Our Tree” documentation board often so that the children can make decisions about where to go next with this project.
Remember, they’re the activists who demanded that we find out why their tree was being cut down. Now they’re trying to decide how best to remember their tree. Lots of ideas have been tossed about during whole class meetings and small group meetings. The children have decided to make a monument to the tree with a sign telling about the tree that once stood there. How that will look is up to them. We’ll keep you posted on the developments.