Today is Arbor Day! Or more specifically, it’s National Arbor Day, since there are many other state Arbor Days across the United States (and even around the world). The weekend of National Arbor Day is a great weekend to go out with your students and plant a tree — or maybe at least hug one. 😊
Arbor Day began in Nebraska in 1872, and it’s now celebrated across the country each year on the last Friday in April. Arbor Day is a day for planting and appreciating trees, and each year around Arbor Day the Arbor Day Foundation (arborday.org) provides millions of trees, ready for planting, to cities and towns, schools and colleges, and citizens across the country.
Why not bookmark and browse the many resources available from the Arbor Day Foundation and see how you can incorporate them into your own homeschooling activities. Here are some of the things happening near you this Arbor Day:
And here are some fun educational resources from the Arbor Day Foundation, including printable activity sheets that are perfect for homeschoolers:
You can also learn about tree-planter extraordinaire J. Sterling Morton of Nebraska and the history of Arbor Day in the United States on this great read-aloud page:
What delightful dendrological discoveries, deciduous or coniferous, have you made in your homeschool this Leo Term? 🌳 🌲
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