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Our Wish Tree

A Teacher's Reflections

What is a Wish Tree?

Wikipedia says: A wish tree is an individual tree, usually distinguished by species, position or appearance, which is used as an object of wishes and offerings.  Such trees are identified as possessing a special spiritual value.

I knew about Wish Trees.  I read “Wishtree” by Katherine Applegate.  Everyone needs to read this book!  Seriously.  I stumbled across a real Wish Tree with friends on Cape Cod.  The wishes were tied on with shells.  It was quite moving.

 I knew we needed a wish tree at school.  

Our school-wide theme this year is Roots and Wings.  Teachers help children to grow the roots of goodness, kindness, resiliency, and independence.  Growing roots means they can then grow wings.  Children learn through hands-on experiences, so a Wish Tree at school is perfect.

Each class had their children make a wish, which was written on fabric…

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