April 29, 2011
Arbor Day Tree Planting and Celebration
This year, Lincoln School became involved with the Boston Tree Party (bostontreeparty.org), an effort to plant 100 pairs of heirloom apples trees. These trees are intended to create a disaggregated orchard across the city of Boston, and two trees have found their home at Lincoln! On Arbor Day, the two 8th grade classes followed proper apple-tree planting procedure and installed two apple whips on opposite sides of their school. Later that day, following Lincoln tradition, the entire school gathered to watch the 8th grade dedicate the new trees to the kindergarten class. The celebration included speeches by 8th graders, a class reading of ‘The Giving Tree’ by Shel Silverstein, and ceremonial first-watering by kindergarten students.