Salad Day combined community and gardening to create something that was more than a meal!
Salad Day always offers students an opportunity to enjoy eating fresh, healthy greens--some of which are grown from seed right in their school garden. Children also help Garden Club members, parent volunteers, and teachers to harvest and wash the lettuce, as well as prepare dressing made with healthy ingredients.
This year, Meadow Pond's Character Education Committee worked with the school's Garden Club to create something even more nourishing.
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."