Salad Day offers students an opportunity to wash lettuce--some of which was grown from seed in their school garden--and prepare salads and fresh dressings. They are helped by Garden Club members, parent volunteers, and teachers. Students sample the salad with choices of dressing, and often go back for multiple bowls.
This year, Salad Day combined community and gardening to create something that was more than a meal!
Meadow Pond’s Salad Day was extra special.
Everyone sat outside to enjoy the sunshine and fresh salad—and listen to teachers reading "The Fruit Salad Friend" by Maria Dismondy. Students discussed the recipe for a true friend. They also sang songs about living things led by Mrs. Richardson on guitar.
"We talked about understanding and acceptance, courage and forgiveness, kindness and the sweetness of others,” said Theresa Garber, a fourth grade teacher. “As we finished up, the Recycling Matters Club members and their younger buddies collected the used water bottles."