A favorite tradition for the St. Ambrose Academy 2nd and 3rd graders has long been the annual Spring Cleanup and Planting Day at the convent next door to our school. Due to the complications of last Spring, this treasured tradition was cancelled.
I am so happy to report that I have been in contact with Sister Beth, and the 2nd graders will be returning to the great outdoors in late May!
We will be planting our seeds in the classroom in early April, where we will tend to them and observe the changes while we wait for the weather to turn more favorable for transplanting. Mr. Jeff will help us gather the needed yard clean-up tools- rakes, shovels, watering cans, and garbage bags- and our class will head next door for a fun outdoor day!
The Sisters are always happy to see the kids outside, and the kids are just happy to BE outside! We will spend the first part of the day cleaning up the remains of a long Winter, and the second half of the day will be spent planting the flowers we have grown in our classroom. At the end of the day, Sister Beth will gather the children on the front steps of the convent and say a prayer with us before we head back to school.
At the end of the day, we are tired, sweaty, and muddy, but it is all worth it when we drive by over the summer and see the beautiful colors of our hard work all over the yard!