“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” - Coretta Scott King, American activist
On one of their bus trips this past summer, the 3-year-old children of Room 13 noticed that you could "adopt" a bus stop and help take care of it. They had many conversations about what it means to take care of a bus stop, and after much deliberation, decided to put in an application to adopt a stop!
Last week they found out their adoption went through!
This week they spent time at their bus stop. They looked for trash, discussed the definition of “taking care of a bus stop”, collected sticks, and generally enjoyed the hilly patch of grass.
They are eager to take regular trips to their bus stop to check in on it. Two of their big questions are: How do we take care of the bus stop? Besides picking up trash, what else can we do for the bus stop?
The children offered these as initial possibilities:
We can fix it. -Roman
We should build buildings for the bus stop. -Anders
Doctor it up with a stethoscope. -Rory
By building buildings and cleaning up stuff. -Isabel
How can we fix the bus stop when we have no tools? -Roman
Well what exactly do we need to fix? What kind of tools do we need? -Laura (teacher)
Well we could clean up some. -Roman
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