Preschoolers plant flowers to give back on Beautification Day
It's never too early to learn to give back and that's exactly what the three and four-year-old students at the First Presbyterian preschool did on Thursday.
The students came to school with a plant or flowers to be planted on the side of the church and they got to get their hands dirty and help beautify the school themselves, with the help of their parents and teachers, of course.
The gardening project wasn't the only activity, the students have been learning all week about how important it is to give back.
"This week, we are teaching about making the world a better place. We picked up trash, we've made projects out of recycled materials and now we're planting flowers to beautify our church," said Lisa Duff, a teacher of a three-year-old class.
Duff said this was the first time the school has done a Beautification Day, but it's a tradition they hope will continue.
She also said the preschoolers are old enough to understand what it means to volunteer and help your community, and they were all very proud of the plants they brought to help beautify the church.