Today we read Miss Rumphius, about a woman who sets out to make the world a more beautiful place. The way she does this is by planting lupine seeds everywhere she goes. While we read the book, our class discusses why Miss Rumphius was inspired to make an impact on the world.
My students make a list of how they can make Moonlight (our school) a better place. Each of them create a bookmark with their reasons on one side and a lupine flower on the other. We made the lupine flowers with oil pastels, finger paints, and crayons.