The Lorax

We read the Lorax yesterday, and today we discussed the importance of taking care of our world.  I found another Lorax book about recycling and being responsible with our earth’s resources.  We made a list of all the ways we can do our part in helping our planet.  Here is how our day went..

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I started our lesson by reading this Lorax book on taking care of our planet.
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I made a Truffula tree as a graphic organizer (instead of a circle map) for the children to tell me ways we can help our earth.  I wrote their ideas on a post it note, and I placed it on the Truffula tree.

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After we made our list, I asked each student to write their favorite idea from our list and to write it on their Lorax (we made these yesterday).  I had them come back in small groups to write their response.  They wrote it in pencil first and then traced it with a marker.  
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Here is the finished Lorax bulletin board!
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We also did a Lorax popsicle stick puppet with a background of Truffula trees.  We made the background first by water coloring stripes, and then we added the Truffula trees on top.

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We made a small Lorax to put on a popsicle stick to go in front of our Truffula trees!  This little puppet was great to have them re-tell the Lorax story!
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To download my little Lorax, please visit my TPT store!  It is my first time using it, so let me know if you have any problems!  🙂

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11 responses to “The Lorax”

  1. Mrs. Tolbert Avatar
    Mrs. Tolbert

    Love it! Your handwriting is amazing!
    Daisy Days for Learning

  2. Chrissy Avatar

    I just love the Lorax painting with the trees. Would you mind if we do that?
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

  3. Cupcake Avatar

    Thanks for always visiting my blog!! I looooveee your Truffula tree graphic organizer!!! Great idea!!

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  4. Mrs. M Avatar
    Mrs. M

    Love it!! Such awesome ideas 🙂

    Color Me Kinder

  5. Jen R Avatar
    Jen R

    LOVE IT!! I really like the water color part! I am so "Stealing" this 🙂

    ♥ Jen
    The Teachers' Cauldron

  6. Unknown Avatar

    This is soooooooo cute!!! I'm thinking I may need to do a Lorax unit in April – so I can use these super cute ideas!!! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Barbara Avatar

    CUTE!!!!! LOVE, love, LoVe the Lorax . . . we saw the movie this week . . . what an amazing recreation of the forest they've done!! AdOrAbLe pictures – thanks.


  8. savvy teaching tips Avatar
    savvy teaching tips

    Fabulous idea. A-dorable bulletin board!

  9. Anonymous Avatar

    Is there anyway I can still get this download? Didn't see it in your store anymore

  10. JSorce Avatar

    I didn't see it in the store either. Anyway we can still get this download?

  11. Nature Nana Avatar
    Nature Nana

    I really love your offerings for the Lorax. I am using the Lorax for my Earth Day displays. Couldn't find the template for the Lorax on your TPT page. Could you possibly re post it? Please.