Today I read to my students a beautiful book for Earth Day called Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, by Susan Jeffers. The illustrations are so beautiful that they take your break away. The message is just as powerful.
My third graders and I had a deep and meaningful discussion about the message of the book and everyone voted that it was “respect.” We brainstormed ways to protect and save the earth. I was so proud of how seriously they took the lesson and the way in which they eagerly shared their thoughts and ideas.
Suddenly, my student who rarely participates and struggles with shyness raised her hand. When I called on her she said, “Shouldn’t every day be Earth Day?”
Another magical moment in a teachers’ day.