I started our lesson by reading this Lorax book on taking care of our planet.
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.
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.
Here is the finished Lorax bulletin board!
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.
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!
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! :)