Thursday, June 9, 2011

Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labor

Our school garden has done so well!  It's still a work in progress, but our herbs and flowers are flourishing, and the pond is looking beautiful!

Last week, the students and I made bruschetta with some fresh basil from the garden.  They had planted the basil, then picked it, washed it, plucked leaves from the stems, and ate it up!  It was so neat to see little picky eaters eating whole leaves of fresh basil at a time!  During our snack, I kept reiterating--"Guys, we GREW this basil ourselves!"  I think they thought it was pretty cool.  Almost all of them went back for seconds, thirds, even fourths!

Today was the 5th grade "moving up" ceremony at my school.  I have to admit I got a little teary-eyed watching some of my sweet students singing songs and walking across the stage to accept awards.  I'm so proud of them, and have been honored to get to be a part of their school experience.

Enjoy the fruits of your labor.  Be it plants growing in a garden, or kids who now know how to write an essay as they move on to middle school.  Take time to revel in the little successes, the tiny accomplishments of your sphere of influence.  And then plant another seed, and start again.

What little success have you had recently?

1 comment:

  1. Gardening has been my life saver here in Texas. I don't know what I would do without the plants I am caring for. I love picking the vegetables, cooking and eating them. I am amazed at the huge sunflowers that I planted from seed. My only wish is that I had planted more veggies, and luck is on my side because I can still plant some for fall if I can just brave the extreme heat, 102, 103, for days and days on end!