Beautifying the Grounds

 

In honor of Earth Day, Hawthorn fourth graders shoveled dirt into wheelbarrows, sprinkled grass seed along the edge of sidewalks, and spread straw over the seeds in an effort to beautify their school, Hawthorn Elementary South School. Students energetically spread dirt around areas where the grass was eaten away by winter salt. They smoothed the dirt with rakes, and then brushed the sidewalks clean of dirt. It was all part of an Earth Day celebration, typically honored on April 22, in which they showed support for their environment.