Nothing Goes to Waste: A Hands-On Learning Opportunity

When work crews showed up to remove a pine tree from campus, one of our CRS teachers asked if the school could keep part of it. The following day during lunch and recess, students and teachers from all grades helped turn the stumps into seats! They used sanders to smooth the surfaces and chisels to remove the bark, which will be used as mulch elsewhere on campus. Throughout the project, students helped one another with different tasks, problem solved to determine which techniques worked best, and even asked questions about "tree science." It was a truly collaborative, all-hands-on-deck effort. 

Indigenous People have long taught the importance of letting nothing from nature go to waste. During a week that began with Indigenous Peoples Day, we're glad our students could honor that lesson. 
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Charles River School is a PreKindergarten through Grade 8 independent school that honors the pursuit of academic excellence and the joy of childhood. We nurture each child by igniting curiosity, encouraging creativity, and cultivating intellectual engagement. Our graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.

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