The Wishing Tree

Giant Springs Elementary is doing a year long theme utilizing the book “The Wishing Tree” by Meika Hashimoto.  This book focuses on a simple wish made by a child and how it brings the community together.

At Giant Springs, this month’s project was to make their own wishing tree and write a wish on a leaf. These trees are really beautiful and we had to share some of our student’s wishes this holiday season.

Do you wish the world were better?
Let me tell you what to do:
Set a watch for your actions,
Keep them always straight and true;

Rid tour mind of selfish motives;
Let your thoughts be clean and high.
You can make a little Eden
Of the sphere you occupy.

Do you wish the world were wiser?
Well, suppose you made a start,
By accumulating wisdom
In the scrapbook of your heart:

Do not waste one page on folly;
Live to learn, and learn to live.
If you want to give men knowledge
You must get it, ere you give.

Do you wish the world were happy?
Then remember day by day
Just to scatter seeds of kindness
As you pass along the way;

For the pleasures of the many
May ofttimes traced to one,
As the hand that plants an acorn
Shelters armies from the sun.

“Wishing” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
We love our community and educators! We all work together to provide and care for those in need. Let’s continue our good work and make these students’ wishes come true!