Every School Every Thursday

Des Moines, IA (October 1, 2008)- Citywide, schools worked with the City of Des Moines, the Alliance for Community Trees, Trees Forever, and City of Des Moines arborist to plan Tree Planting Celebration that took place Sept. 23. Representatives from the City of Des Moines, the Des Moines Public Schools, and staff and parents participated and helped students celebrate our commitment to trees.


The tree-planting celebration was part of the culminating activities for some of our 7- and 8-year-old children who have been discovering all about trees.
At Walnut Street Elementary, kindergarten scientists are studying about trees. During this study, students have taken observation walks to view the various trees in downtown. Also, they have collected leaves and been using them to further explore the features of trees. The students will sort and classify their leaves as one of the many activities they engage in as they improve their skills as both scientists and mathematicians.
Related Resources:
Des Moines Register- Every School Every Thursday
Downtown School students learn importance of planting trees