Sunday, April 21, 2013

I Speak for the Trees!

"I speak for the trees!"  is the popular theme from the Dr. Seuss classic The Lorax.  This is a great story to share during Earth Day and Arbor Day.  You can find some great resources for teaching The Lorax at  There are also some great ideas as always in the land of pinterest.

Why is it important to speak for the trees?  Why are trees so important?  This is a great time of year to teach about trees.  Their life cycles, the many different kinds and why they are important.  While teaching about trees and all they give us, don't forget "The Giving Tree."  Every year I read this story I have a child cry during the story.  This is often the first time they become so immersed and emotionally involved in a story that cry (as their teacher usually does too!)

Here is a summary writing activity to conclude your study of trees.  Click here to grab it free.

I hope you have a fabulous Earth Day and celebrate every day!
Classroom Freebies Manic Monday


  1. This is GREAT! Thank you for the freebie. We do the FOSS Tree kit each fall and then revisit it in the spring. This will fit right in. So wonderful!

  2. Great Freebie. Perfect for Earth Day.

    Happy Teaching,


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