Morah Etty’s third grade classes are celebrating Rosh Chodesh Shevat by learning all about trees and why they are so important. The students each gave ideas of how we can benefit from trees. For example, three give us oxygen, food, furniture, and shade. The class learned about different times in the Torah trees are mentioned. Avraham invited the three melachim to sit under the tree so they can get shade. The third graders each brought in a project from home to show what items are made from trees. To conclude, the class learned how we say “ע“עץ חיים היא למחזיקים בהevery week in shul on Shabbat. This pasuk is about planting the Torah in our hearts. Just like we need trees in our lives, we also need the Torah.