As Wednesday 13th July was the last week of the nature programme for term 2, on Tuesday the 12th July we meet with the children to view and discuss a provocation about leaving the tree a gift.
After reading a story we then questioned the group about the type of gift we could leave for the 'Magic tree' without leaving litter in the bush. It was decided that clay would work well, like Brearna said "When it rains, it just turns to dirt".
So what would we make to thank the tree and show our friendship?
Brearna "A caterpillar, no a heart cause I love the tree"
Heidi "A chain"
Shinayah "A plant"
Briah -Rose "A big heart"
As the children worked and began to sculpt, their ideas were transformed and extended until we finished with hearts, puriri flowers, leaves, snails and a baby in a basket.
On Wednesday we lay our gifts at the Magic tree's roots. "Thank you magic tree" we said and Brearna added "Thank you magic tree, thank you for letting us come everyday".
Our completed gift is taken to the tree, consolidating a friendship of children and nature
Written by Kim
posted by Christine 16th July 2011 15.22