It is important for us to become a Bee School because it helps bring together our childcare community and supports the children’s interests. It is so amazing to see what can become of a Common Interest and how it extends the children’s learning. It will also give a new look into the importance of Bee’s and other pollinators and their effect on the eco system. Having this ability to watch and learn along with the children and their families is so exciting to us. It will give these children and the children of years to come so much joy and knowledge as we pledge to help the bees.
I believe we should become a Bee City school because it would be the first in the are (that I know of) and because we have the team and support to sustain it. Bee’s and other pollinators is a big topic here at Lady M, and every spring and summer, at the first site of a Bee, we embark on sometimes months long project on these little insects and their big impact. Every spring we plant flowers and vegetables in our gardens for the children to tend to but also for them to be able to watch the bees in action!
We educate ourselves and the children each and every day with new Bee facts. We are constantly learning and evolving with the children. We would add special notes to our Monthly Newsletters and can even send a weekly/bi-weekly email home with the latest updates and findings on the products. I am also part of this community and can add posts to our Neighborhood Facebook page with our initiative.