What Can Your Class Do?

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Inspire scholars to do their part for planet Earth with a read-aloud of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, and variety of activities designed to boost the environmental activist in us all. Activities include writing poems about the Earth, sorting recyclable items, creating Earth Day-themed grocery bags, and more. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Send a letter home to parents and guardians informing them of the resource's topic to encourage continuing the learning process outside of school 
  • Display the class' brainstormed list all year long as a constant reminder of what they can do to help the environment 
  • At the end of the day, direct pupils to write a reflection on the day's happenings and their goals to prevent damage to planet Earth 
Classroom Considerations
  • The activity sheet is the last resource in a Dr. Seuss themed series
  • Earth Day takes place on April 22nd
  • Lists two internet resources for learners to browse when time permits 
  • Separates 15 activities into four categories 
  • Activity descriptions are brief and to the point    
  • Contains some broken links