The kindergartners in Kitty Janowiak’s class pose with their garden and their sunshine before the sun went missing.
Kitty Janowiak’s kindergarten class at Mount Pilchuck Elementary School decided to plant a flower garden to celebrate Earth Day. Along with the beautiful flowers, Eli Brown’s parents, one of Miss Kitty’s students, made a beautiful “Kinder Garden” sign out of recycled materials which hung above the garden.
The garden brought color and life to one side of the building that needed a little sprucing up and it taught the kids the importance of taking care of the earth.
“I wanted to have the kids be a part of doing something good for the school and the earth,” Janowiak said.
The sign had a bright, yellow sun in the middle and was put in place on Tuesday, May 10. The kids were so excited to see the sun shining down upon their new garden.
Only two short days later, the sun disappeared leaving sad kids and an upset teacher who had to help the students understand why things like this happen.
“The kids were so sad,” Janowiak said.
She had the students write letters to the Lake Stevens Journal telling its readers how they feel about what had happened. We have printed two of the letters below.
The hope is to recover the sunshine and have those who took it apologize to the students.
“If it is recovered we will put it back up,” Janowiak said.