Friday, April 6, 2012

The Great Kapok Tree~Celebrating Earth Day

Earth Day is quickly approaching.  Even though we want our students to be conscientious of recycling, reducing, and reusing on a daily basis this gives us a time to celebrate and educate the younger generation.  

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry has been one of my favorites for years.  The vibrant illustrations and the story that is told is a memorable one.  In order to celebrate Earth Day, I wanted to incorporate one of my favorites with the importance of the 3 Rs.  

Here it is and it's a Freebie for you!  Students will:
Conduct an open sort with animals of the Rainforest
Compare and contrast the Canopy with the Understory
Compare and contrast the Rainforest with a regular forest
Choose projects to complete based on their preference and learning style with a Choice Menu
Create their own plant
Identify where specific animals live within the layers of the rainforest
Collaborate with classmates on ways to recycle, reuse, and reduce
Choose projects to complete on ways to recycle, reuse, and reduce based on their preference and learning style with a Think-Tac-Toe

You can download it for free HERE at my TpT store.


5 HOOTS:

Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you!

Becky said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is so great! I know my 4th graders will LOVE this! THANK YOU for sharing your hard work!
-Becky :)

3rd Grade Thoughts said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is wonderful! I love the book and these activities are very meaningful and fun!

Thanks so much for the freebie :)

~Stephanie
3rd Grade Thoughts

Lori Rosenberg said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a wonderful unit for a wonderful book. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Lori
Teaching With Love and Laughter

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Jessica

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